A man in the Comox Valley has been sentenced after pleading guilty to indecent acts.
On Friday, August 12, Comox Valley RCMP received two separate reports of a man passing by women, exposing himself and committing indecent acts in front of them. Two days later, they received a report of a man who was exposing himself to a woman as he followed her in Comox.
With the assistance of a police dog, officers were able to locate and arrest a suspect. The suspect matched the description of the man reported in the earlier incidents, and investigators were able to gather enough evidence to link them together.
The 21-year-old pleaded guilty in Nanaimo Provincial court to two counts of performing an indecent act in a public space and one count of exposing himself.
Cpl. Matt Holst of the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit said, “The collaboration between our frontline members, police dog services, community members, and our major crime investigators facilitated a quick resolution to these incidents.
“We hope that this provides some resolution to all involved and wish to thank the public for their assistance.”
In addition to being sentenced to 31 days in custody and two years of probation, he is also required to successfully complete treatment and counselling programs and provide a DNA sample to be added to the National Databank.
Story by Hussam Elghussein, Vista Radio