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Update in East Vancouver Sexual Assault

A Vancouver man arrested on June 2nd in relation to last week’s sexual assault in East Vancouver has now been released from custody.

Just after 8 p.m. on May 30th, an 18-year-old woman was canvassing for donations in the area of Vanness Avenue and Rupert Street when she was reportedly groped at a residence. She fled the home and contacted police.

The investigation was conducted by the Sex Crimes Unit. As a result, a 69-year-old man was identified as the suspect believed to be responsible for the assault, and he was brought in for police questioning. He has since been released with a September 11th court date.

There is no additional information to share at this time as investigators are continuing to gather information and the investigation is ongoing.