BRITISH COLUMBIA

Jason Taylor, B.C. Transit Sex Offender, Convicted Of 2 More Assaults

11/25/2015 03:03 EST | Updated 11/25/2016 05:12 EST
Atomic Taco/Flickr
The interior is pretty much the same as any New Flyer low floor artic, and of course each agency has its choice on seats and stanchions and such. It's quieter than a diesel, but not by much.
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.

Also on HuffPost:

40 Powerful Images Of Surviving Sexual Assault