05/11/2015 03:21 EDT | Updated 05/11/2016 05:59 EDT

Police looking for Cowichan Valley man charged with assault of 18-year-old woman

NORTH COWICHAN, B.C. - Police on Vancouver Island are searching for a Cowichan Valley man charged in connection with a series of violent assaults.

RCMP say one of the alleged offences is a serious assault against an 18-year-old woman.

Thirty-five-year-old Nathan Myles is facing 10 charges, including unlawful confinement, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

Myles is known to police, who say he has a history of violent offences.

Sgt. Chris Swain says the man is considered dangerous and cautions the public not to approach him.

Myles is described as 6-foot-1, and weighing about 166 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.