Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

Vancouver police believe they have beaten a nearly 33-year-old sexual assault case on a teenager.

The assault happened in February 1989, when the young victim was pulled into a car in East Vancouver and attacked, according to the Vancouver Police Const. Tania Visintin.

Some evidence was gathered at the time of the attack, but the victim was never able to identify a suspect, she said.

Visintin said a break in the case came when officers received new information in 2017.

She said a team of investigators tracked down the tracks of a 55-year-old man now living in Ottawa, where he was arrested last month.

Joseph Richardson, 55, remains in custody, and BC prosecutors have now cleared charges of sexual assault, assault, threats, involuntary imprisonment and theft under $ 5,000.

By Victor

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