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Man charged more than 30 years after teens were sexually assaulted in Vancouver

Joseph Richardson charged with sexual assault, assault, intimidation, imprisonment, theft

A man faces more charges more than 30 years after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Vancouver.

On Tuesday (November 2), police announced that Joseph Richardson, 55, has been charged with sexual assault, assault, threatening, incarceration and theft under $ 5,000 in connection with the assault. The charges relate to an assault on February 16, 1989, in which a teenage girl was pulled into a car early that morning and sexually assaulted.

Art. Tania Visintin said police reopened the case in 2017 after receiving new information.

“We assigned a team of investigators to reconsider this case, and that team was able to identify a suspect,” Visintin said.

Richardson was arrested last month in Ottawa and remains in custody.


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