VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man with previous convictions for assaults on transit has been convicted on two new counts and designated a high-risk violent offender.
Forty-five-year-old Jason Taylor has been handed a nine-month jail sentence, along with three years' probation.
Transit Police say Taylor was seen sexually assaulting a young woman on a bus in Burnaby last May and that a witness contacted the agency.
Less than three weeks later, another woman called TransLink to say she was assaulted on a Coquitlam bus by a man fitting Taylor's description.
His parole conditions include not having a cell phone with Wi-Fi capabilities, and he is banned from TransLink vehicles and TransLink property.
Transit Police Chief Barry Kross says passengers have a right to use transit without being harassed or assaulted and that anyone who is a victim or witness of such behaviour should report it.
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