A 42 year old sex trade worker was picked up by a balding white man with a dark tan and Australian accent in downtown Vancouver BC. The woman was driven to a secluded area where she was tied up and beat. Some how the woman was able to free herself and jumped out of the White Van but ended up getting dragged down the road before she managed to escape. I can only imagine how horrifying this must have been for the woman. The Down Town Eastside of Vancouver is the same area where there were many women went missing for years before a serial killer was caught.
The woman ended up in the hospital with serious head injuries and lots of cuts and bruises.
Vancouver Police advise there have not been reports of this happening but are warning all the Street Workers to be very careful. Hopefully this guy is caught and soon!
Please contact the Vancouver Police if you have any information regarding the identity of this creep!
Vancouver Police Major Crime Section (604) 717-2541
Crime Stoppers and you will remain anonymous – (800) 222-8477.
UPDATE Michael Edward Farley has been arrested and charged with Aggravated sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault, assault, kidnapping, overcoming resistance by choking to committ a sexual assault, administering a noxious substance and uttering threats. Certainly hope this guy is going away for a while.