Teen accused in East Vancouver attacks faces more charges
The 19-year-old charged in a string of attacks against women last month in East Vancouver is facing three new criminal charges.
Bilali Miyonkuru, a former Army cadet and part time actor, is accused in three incidents that happened within a two hour span on April 26, and is already charged with sexual assault and robbery.
All of the incidents happened a short distance from the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain station, including a sexual assault where a young woman was pulled into bushes outside an empty home.
Court records show the young man is now facing three new charges: Assault with a weapon, using an imitation firearm and sexual assault.
After his arrest earlier this month, Miyonkuru's family told CTV Vancouver they were shocked by the allegations, saying their loved one is a role model to others.
Police say it doesn't appear he had a criminal record prior to his arrest.
The Richmond teen remains in custody until a bail hearing next week.
With files from CTV Vancouver's Nafeesa Karim