03/10/2015 07:16 EDT | Updated 03/10/2015 08:59 EDT

SkyTrain Sex Assault Leads To Arrest Of German Tourist

The alleged victim shouted at the man to get off the train with her at the next station, where she reported the incident to Transit Police.


A German tourist with a history of sexual offences has been charged with allegedly groping a passenger on the Canada Line SkyTrain.

The alleged victim told Transit Police she boarded the train at the Yaletown-Roundhouse station around 9 a.m. Monday, according to a news release. She soon felt someone touching her as she stood in the middle of the train. She saw that a man was groping her so she shouted at him to get off the train with her at the next station.

There, she reported the incident to a transit attendant. Police soon arrived and arrested Wolfgang Goffing, 44.

He is allowed to be released on a $5,000 cash bond, said Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan. However, if that's not posted, he will remain in custody until his scheduled court apperance. Goffing was scheduled to return to Germany on March 15.

Last week, two other cases of sexual assault were reported on the Canada Line SkyTrain. One was captured in a photo posted to a Facebook page by a witness.

A second woman came forward several days later, saying she had also been assaulted on the train in a similar incident near the Bridgeport Station in Richmond, B.C.

Drennan said officials were investigating a possible connection between those two alleged assaults.


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