sexual assault

The Victoria Police Department is seeking two witnesses and a suspect from a Feb. 9 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

Witnesses, suspect sought in sexual assault on teen girl in Esquimalt

Man followed girl from bus stop while committing indecent act, police say

The Victoria Police Department is seeking two witnesses and a suspect from a Feb. 9 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD has been removed from a civil suit alleging four Esquimalt police officers sexually abused an informant about 30 years ago, with the township being added to the suit instead. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD dropped, Esquimalt added to woman’s civil suit alleging former officers sexually abused her

One former officer has filed a response denying claims against him

VicPD has been removed from a civil suit alleging four Esquimalt police officers sexually abused an informant about 30 years ago, with the township being added to the suit instead. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre has had to halt its year-long counselling program. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre halts long-term counselling amid rising crisis support demand

The centre has seen a large increase in survivors seeking immediate help dealing with trauma

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre has had to halt its year-long counselling program. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)
Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former navy officer handed 2 years in prison for sexual offences in Victoria, Esquimalt

Offences related to 75-year-old’s home-based acupuncture, massage practice

Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Alberta teacher charged after allegations she sexually assaulted a student

Prairie Rose Public Schools says teacher is no longer actively working for the school division

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One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood woman convicted of sexually assaulting, luring 15-year-old boy

Sex was consensual, but teen was too young to legally consent, judge determines

One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

‘Hollow’ apology: Kelowna RCMP investigated for refusing to probe sex assault

The woman says she doesn’t trust police anymore

Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
A sexual assault of a woman happened on Sspt. 6 on the Lochside Regional Trail in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police make arrest in connection to Lochside Trail sexual assault

33-year-old suspect released with conditions, given early 2022 court date

A sexual assault of a woman happened on Sspt. 6 on the Lochside Regional Trail in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Victoria tattoo artist pleads guilty to four counts of sexual assault

David Samuel Hadden was arrested and charged in August 2020

Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bettman apologizes to Beach, defends NHL in wake of sexual assault allegations

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman publicly apologized to Kyle Beach for what the…

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Blackhawks want name of man at centre of sex scandal stricken from Stanley Cup

Chicago owner says Brad Aldrich’s conduct disqualifies him from being included

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

NHL not disciplining Winnipeg Jets GM in connection with Blackhawks scandal

Kevin Cheveldayoff was Blackhawks assistant GM at time of Kyle Beach sexual assault allegations

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Kyle Beach playing for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks farm team. (Contributed)

Kelowna minor hockey star named in Chicago Blackhawks sex assault investigation

Kyle Beach reveals he is the John Doe 1 unnamed player in sex assault report

Kyle Beach playing for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks farm team. (Contributed)
Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach, right, gets the puck past Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Martindale during the first period of an NHL pre-season hockey game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Kyle Beach identified as John Doe 1 in Chicago Blackhawks sex assault investigation

Beach never played in the NHL but was practicing with the team on a regular basis

Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach, right, gets the puck past Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Martindale during the first period of an NHL pre-season hockey game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

GM resigns, Chicago Blackhawks fined $2 million after sexual misconduct investigation

Probe commissioned by the team found group of leaders failed to respond promptly to complaint

FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria masseur charged with 9 more counts of sexual assault

Ajesh ‘Sam’ Jacob remains on bail awaiting trial

A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)
The BC Supreme Court ordered former Langford construction company owner Kyle Mostowy to pay close to $1 million in damages in a sexual assault-related civil suit decision Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Civil case against former Langford boss nets sexual assault survivor nearly $1 million

Kyle Mostowy found guilty in 2016 of assaulting five employees, including civil suit plaintiff

The BC Supreme Court ordered former Langford construction company owner Kyle Mostowy to pay close to $1 million in damages in a sexual assault-related civil suit decision Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is set to appear in court on Nov. 25, an undertaking notice obtained by Black Press Media shows. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria driving instructor Steve Wallace arrested for alleged sexual assault

Wallace accused of inappropriate comments, touching during private lessons

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is set to appear in court on Nov. 25, an undertaking notice obtained by Black Press Media shows. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island and two of its previously employed real estate agents are being sued for damages related to the alleged drugging and sexual assault of one of their clients in 2018. (Google Streetview)

Woman sues Victoria real estate agents over alleged drugging, sexual assault

Realtors Bowman Rutledge and Andy Rogers have not responded to the civil claim

Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island and two of its previously employed real estate agents are being sued for damages related to the alleged drugging and sexual assault of one of their clients in 2018. (Google Streetview)
Saanich Police Chief Scott Green and Mayor Fred Haynes issued a statement in response to a Black Press Media article, apologizing for the inadequate treatment a sexual assault survivor received in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. police force apologizes for botched handling of sexual assault complaint

Saanich mayor and police chief issue public apology over how they handled 2016 case

Saanich Police Chief Scott Green and Mayor Fred Haynes issued a statement in response to a Black Press Media article, apologizing for the inadequate treatment a sexual assault survivor received in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)
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