Former B.C. Lion player charged with sex assault

A former B.C. Lions player has been charged with sexual assault after an incident witnessed by police officers in Vancouver on Labour Day.

VANCOUVER — A former B.C. Lions player has been charged with sexual assault after an incident witnessed by police officers in Vancouver on Labour Day.

Police say when officers saw a man fondling a woman and tried to arrest him, he ran away, but was taken down after a violent struggle.

Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Joseph Boden of Surrey is charged with sexual assault and obstructing and assaulting a police officer.

Police will not say if Boden is also a suspect in another sex assault in Vancouver last week in which a woman was attacked by a black man with a description similar to Boden’s.

Boden has been remanded in custody until Sept. 16.

He played with the Lions as a wide receiver in the 2006-07 CFL season.

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