Suspect in Cambie sex assaults granted $20,000 bail
Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:41PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:51PM PDT
The Vancouver man accused in a recent string of sex assaults along the Cambie Street corridor has been granted $20,000 bail.
Daniel Simmon Ghoukassian, 25, is expected to walk free Thursday on conditions that won’t be released until his paperwork is finalized.
A man and woman who appear to be related to Ghoukassian were seen outside his bail hearing but refused to comment.
The accused was arrested Friday after a police officer allegedly spotted him hiding in some bushes along Cambie Street.
He is charged with three counts of sex assault in connection with a trio of attacks committed in the area last week between Monday and Thursday.
The first victim, a 22-year-old woman, was pushed into some bushes and sexually assaulted at West 37 Avenue and Cambie on May 12.
A 19-year-old was sexually assaulted two days later at 37 Avenue near Cambie and a 38-year-old was attacked at Cambie and 45 Avenue on May 15.
Investigators said the victims in each case described a similar attacker.
Ghoukassian is scheduled to appear in court again on June 20.