Crown Counsel has approved charges against a man in his 30s in relation to a 2018 sexual assault in Vancouver’s West End.

Just before 3 a.m. on November 17, a woman reported that a man followed her into an apartment building on Bute near Pendrell and then attacked her before fleeing.

Investigators identified a suspect and he was arrested the next day. He was held in custody on an unrelated matter.

Thirty-five-year-old Vancouver resident Tyler Emerson Gagnon has been charged with the following offences:

  • sexual assault with a weapon
  • unlawful confinement
  • robbery
  • uttering threats

This matter is now before the courts, so there is no additional information to share.