British Columbia

Delta police investigate after alleged sexual assault of Pokemon Go player

A 31-year-old New Westminster, B.C., man has been arrested and could face charges after allegedly making sexual advances on a woman with whom he met to play Pokemon Go.

31-year-old man allegedly made unwanted advances toward woman

Delta police have arrested a man for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances on a woman with whom he met to play Pokemon Go. (CBC)

A 31-year-old New Westminster, B.C., man has been arrested and could face charges after allegedly making sexual advances on a woman with whom he met to play Pokemon Go. 

Police in Delta say the 19-year-old woman arranged to meet the man, who was a stranger to her, on another online app to play the popular game, which was just recently released in Canada.

They met on July 13 just before midnight at the Annieville Lions Park in North Delta, says Acting Sgt. Sarah Swallow. 

Police say the alleged sexual assault happened in this park on July 13. (Pete Scobie/CBC)

"When they met at the park, the man made some unwanted sexual advances," Swallow said. "She was able to leave the park and reported it to the police."

Police officers went to the park and found him there. 

He was arrested and is facing a possible sexual assault charge. 

Swallow says that people meeting up with strangers should take precautions, such as letting someone else know their schedule, when and where they are meeting, when they're expected to return, and any other pertinent information. 

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