05/11/2012 11:49 EDT | Updated 07/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Ottawa Pants Pulling: Suspect Gavin Sean Griffiths Facing 24 More Charges


OTTAWA - Ottawa police say more charges have been laid in a series of incidents where women's pants were pulled down.

Gavin Sean Griffiths, 25, is facing 24 additional charges in connection to several incidents that occurred over the past three weeks.

Police say a number of women reported that a man approached them from behind and pulled their pants down.

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.

Griffiths — who was charged Wednesday in connection with an incident on April 16 — is now facing a total of 27 charges.

He has been remanded in custody until Tuesday.