UPDATED: Richmond man charged with sex assault using Taser, kidnapping

UPDATED: Richmond man charged with sex assault using Taser, kidnapping

42 year-old man is facing seven charges

A man is facing numerous assault, sexual assault and kidnapping charges after a woman claimed she was held captive in a Richmond home.

A bystander saw a “distraught young woman” walking near the west end of Williams Road around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, RCMP said.

The woman told the bystander she had been assaulted, and managed to escape her captor.

The bystander took the woman to a nearby elementary school where she told her story to police.

RCMP secured the home, in the 3000 block of Jesmond Avenue, where it’s believed she was held,

Cheng Ian Huang, 42, of Richmond has been arrested and charged with seven counts, including kidnapping, sexual assault using a Taser, impersonating a police officer and assault with a weapon.

Anyone with any information should call police at 604-278-1212 or by email Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Those wishing to remain anonymous should contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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