Pants-pulling suspect linked to more attacks

Ottawa police released this sketch of the suspect wanted in a series of sexual assaults since April...

Ottawa police released this sketch of the suspect wanted in a series of sexual assaults since April 14.

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:01 PM ET

OTTAWA - Ottawa’s accused panster is being linked to two dozen more brazen street attacks.

The new charges include seven counts of sexual assault, eight counts of mischief, eight counts of breach of probation and one count of criminal harassment. Gavin Sean Griffiths, 25, is now facing 27 charges and has been remanded in custody until May 15.

The Ottawa man was arrested Wednesday after several attacks since April 14, in which a man approached women from behind and pulled down their pants.

Griffiths, who turns 26 later this month, said nothing in court during a brief appearance Thursday.

An ex-girlfriend went down to police headquarters Friday morning to file a report about him, according to family. Investigators said the gist of what she said was “he was normal.”


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