Man accused of groping 7-year-old on SkyTrain charged with assault

Apr 8 2019, 5:39 pm

A 57-year-old has been charged with assault after an incident that took place on the SkyTrain last February.

On Saturday, February 2, a seven-year-old girl and her mother boarded the SkyTrain at Commercial-Broadway station.

The male suspect, who was sitting nearby, made several vulgar and sexual comments directed at the young girl. Some of the comments included “explicitly detailing sexual acts” which the man wanted to engage in with the girl.

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The man also made several attempts to touch the girl and at one point, allegedly touched the girl’s buttocks.

Two weeks after the incident, Anthony Dennis Gulbrandsen turned himself in.

SkyTrain suspect (Transit Police)

He was arrested and released on Promise to Appear with the following conditions:

  • Not to have contact with the victim or the victim’s mother
  • Not going on any SkyTrain
  • Abstaining from the consumption of alcohol

Most recently, Sgt. Cliff Hampton of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police has confirmed that prosecutors have approved a charge of assault for Gulbrandsen.

He’ll make his first court appearance on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.