RCMP arrest suspect in connection with sexual assault incident in Qualicum Beach

34-year-old man remanded in custody

A man has been arrested in relation to a reported sexual assault of an elderly woman in Qualicum Beach.

Police said that on Aug. 19 at 8:15 a.m., the woman was walking her dog in the wooded trails near the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, when she was reportedly confronted by a man who was in the woods masturbating and called out to her. She turned and tried to ignore the man but he then grabbed her breasts from behind before running away.

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman reported that Joel Perry, 34, was remanded in custody and will make his next appearance on Sept. 17.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

READ MORE: Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Road rage, stolen cars, drunken man keep cops busy

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