Then, on Friday night, a 20-year old woman was assaulted on Westbrook Mall by a suspect whose description matched those reported earlier in the week, according to University RCMP.UBC RCMP are reminding students walking alone on campus at night to be aware of their surroundings following a violent attack on a student March 25, 2016.
Talach said Marshall had been convicted in 2011 of sexually abusing the victim.
The prowler was first reported trying the door handles of shower stalls and dorm rooms last Wednesday and Thursday night in two of UBC's residence halls, confirmed Louise Cowin, vice president of students.
The university sent an email out to students who live in the two residences on Thursday morning, warning them to lock their doors and not let people tailgate into the building.
"I'm at a loss to understand why it was that UBC did not put out some kind of public announcement either to the larger community, or to the university community at large, about their concerns that a prowler was engaged in successive predatory activities," he said.
"UBC needs, somehow, to get administrators who are willing to be more proactive and who are less risk averse when it comes to doing the right thing." But UBC says it initially thought the prowler was a voyeur who restricted his activities to the two residences where he was originally seen earlier in the week.