Sentenced for bus stop assault

Amrik Kular was arrested last year for alleged indecent act in Abbotsford

Sentenced for bus stop assault

A man charged last year with sexual assault and committing an indecent act related to an incident at a bus stop has been sentenced in Abbotsford provincial court.

Amrik Kular, 43, has been placed on two years’ probation, and will not serve any jail time.

He was sentenced May 1 on two lesser counts of assault, to which he had previously pleaded guilty.

Kular was charged after an 18-year-old girl contacted police on July 26 to report that she had been waiting at a bus stop in the 2400 block of Montrose Avenue – in front of Abbotsford Community Services – when she was grabbed by a man.

The victim reported that the man wrapped his arms around her from the front and wouldn’t let go.

She was able to free herself, and the man then moved a short distance away and appeared to be exposing and touching himself.

Police arrested the man a short distance away from the scene, and announced two days later that Kular had been charged in relation to the incident.

He was subsequently charged in September with breaching his bail conditions and then had two more breach charges added later, but those charges were stayed at sentencing.