Surrey man accused of groping young woman on SkyTrain

Transit Police investigating the April 14 incident arrested 60-year-old David Evan Ramsey.

Surrey man accused of sexually assaulting a young woman on SkyTrain.

SURREY — A Surrey man charged with sexual assault is accused of forcefully groping a young woman after she boarded SkyTrain at the Surrey Central Station.

Transit Police investigating the April 14 incident arrested 60-year-old David Evan Ramsey. He has been released from court on a promise to appear before a judge in New Westminster provincial court on April 27. Until then, Ramsey is allowed to ride SkyTrain but only between Surrey Central Station and Columbia Station, and he is not to possess weapons.

Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan said the young woman boarded the train at 6:50 p.m. and a man boarded at the next stop north, Gateway Station, and sat in front of her.

“He turned and stared at her, repeatedly telling her she was pretty,” Drennan said. “The man was so intent in his staring that the woman was able to take a photo of him without him being aware. After several moments of continuous staring, the man reached around and allegedly forcefully pushed his hand between the woman’s legs.”

Drennan said the woman pushed him away but he kept staring at her until he got off the train at Columbia Station.

The woman disembarked at the 22nd Street Station and reported the incident to a SkyTrain attendant who then called police.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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