Ottawa Police Charge Youth With Sexual Assaults on Bus – JUNE 14, 2016 OPS

Ottawa youth charged with Sexual Assault following an incident on a bus

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section has charged on Ottawa youth following an investigation of a Sexual Assault which occurred on an OC Transpo bus.

On June 8, 2016, the Ottawa Police Service received a report of a teenage male inappropriately touching a woman on a bus.  The incident occurred at about 7:00am on May 31, 2016 while the woman was riding the #85 near the Lincoln Fields Station.

There was another similar incident on the same bus on the morning of June 8, 2016, which involved another unidentified female.  He carried a black backpack on every occasion.

On June 13th the male was again seen on the bus; he was identified, arrested, and charged for the May 31, 2016 incident.

The 15 year old youth was charged with one count of Sexual Assault and will appear in court at a later date. SACA investigators are concerned that there could be other victims.

If you or someone else is being threatened, bothered, or encounters any type of violence while using public transit, please tell the driver or call Transit Law at 613-741-2478. You can also contact police.

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