These are some important articles to have caught in the past while!
Click any link below to see what has been going on lately, and where you should use extra caution.
3 sexual assaults in Burnaby prompt public warning - "Two women reported being followed as they walked along Mary Avenue and 16th Street ... when an unknown man approached them from behind and pulled their pants to the ground." (From: Sep 06, 2016)
VPD detective James Fisher charged with sexual exploitation and sex assault - "29-year police veteran facing 6 counts involving a juvenile and an adult"
Police warning women in Vancouver about a rise in sexual assaults - “We are talking about sexual assaults with some level of violence, above what we traditionally see with gropings in Vancouver, so we would associate those differently. We are talking about a series of serious violent sexual assaults.” (From: Mar 21, 2016)
Five incidents of women being groped, sexually assaulted in Saanich - "Police in Saanich are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting and flashing women in a string of incidents" (From: July 13, 2016)
Attempted sexual assault on Vancouver Island - "A warning from police on Vancouver Island after a teenage girl was attacked." (From: Sept 11, 2016)
You've seen his face before and likely his name, as I have spoken about this numerous times.
The Province has released a report that Novid Dadmand of Richmond, BC was convicted. Dadmand sexually assaulted 5 women, while posing himself as a modeling agent. Dadmand presented himself professionally and gave the impression to his victims that he was gay and not a threat to them, which was part of his ploy. Two of the victims were unconscious when Dadmand sexually assaulted them, and it was captured on video.
This is another reminder that it is NEVER appropriate for anyone to touch you without your consent, and you are ALWAYS allowed to say NO if they do ask for permission. Just because they asked, doesn't mean you have to be okay with it.
If you need help or someone to talk to, you always have the support of the Model Safety Network, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a valuable tool for getting an idea of what is going on in your neighborhood, or to be aware of risks.
Search your neighborhood or where you are travelling to, and find out what has been going on in the area lately.
Stay safe out there!
The VicPD version of this tool, Crime Reports, is currently down but the preexisting webpage can be accessed here: https://vicpd.ca/public-safety/crime-prevention/crime-reports-2/