Edmonton sexual-assault suspect arrested on Vancouver Island
May 01 2012
A man wanted for an Alberta sexual assault has been nabbed by police on Vancouver Island.
John Lukan, 39, was wanted on a warrant by the Edmonton Police Department for the assault, which allegedly occurred in November 2010.
B.C. Mounties got a tip from investigators in Alberta that Lukan was living in Ladysmith, and an officer tracked him down and arrested him without incident on Monday outside his Nanaimo workplace.
Nanaimo RCMP spokesman Const. Gary O’Brien said Lukan has “an extensive criminal history” that includes assault, theft and impaired-driving convictions.
Lukan was due in court Tuesday for a remand hearing, after which he is expected to be taken back to Alberta to face the sexual-assault charge.