The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) has confirmed that Choe Wing Ma has been charged in connection to a violent assault that took place on Thursday, May 23, in East Vancouver.
BCPS told Daily Hive that “charges of sexual assault and robbery have been approved” against 59-year-old Ma.
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VPD arrested Ma without incident on May 27, 2019.
The VPD says a woman, in her 20s, was followed home from a bus stop near East 41st Avenue and Earles Street around noon on May 23 and attacked and sexually assaulted in her home.
A man approached her “and struck up a conversation,” before the woman realized she had forgotten something at home, and left the bus stop to go get it.” said police.
VPD issued a public warning about the attack on Friday and released images of the suspect on Saturday.
Ma is expected to appear in Vancouver Provincial Court for a bail hearing today.
BCPS said that because the matter is before the court, it has no further comment regarding the offence.