UPDATED: Two minors charged with sexual assault after incident at Whitecaps facility

The two players have also been put on indefinite suspension by the team.

The Vancouver Whitecaps say two minors have been charged with sexual assault after an incident at the team’s training facility in Burnaby, B.C., last week.

A spokesperson for the team says in a statement that a serious incident allegedly occurred between some male youth players at the Burnaby training facility that was in clear contravention of the club’s code of conduct.

The two players were immediately put on indefinite suspension by the Whitecaps and the matter was handed over to the local RCMP detachment who the team says later pressed charges.

In response to a question about an incident at the Whitecaps training facility, the RCMP confirmed that two youths have been charged with sexual assault.

The Mounties declined to release any further information, citing the fact the matter is now before the courts and there is a publication ban in the case.

The Whitecaps have two professional teams, one in Major League Soccer and one in the lower-tier USL.

In the statement, the Whitecaps said: “The safety and well being of our players is our top priority and we have been co-operating fully with the RCMP investigation.”

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley hockey tournament remembers young fan

Hundreds take part in annual Jordan Owens memorial

Langley food producers join website celebrating Canada eats

A Canadian woman created the site not to make money, but to promote eating local

Giants draw first blood in WHL playoff series vs. Victoria

Home ice advantage non-existent for Royals against arch-rival Vancouver

VIDEO: Fire shuts down 232 Street in Langley

Traffic being re-routed following Langley structure fire

No red flags in expense audit, says former Fraser Health boss who fired Murray

Wynne Powell said report showed need for tighter rules, but didn’t suggest abuse of expense claims

VIDEO: Horseshoers battle for national spot in farrier championship

The Canadian horseshoeing main event was held in Chilliwack this weekend

Musicians Sarah Harmer, Grimes join B.C. anti-pipeline protests

Musicians are in Vancouver for the Juno Awards on Sunday night

Gas prices likely driving Canadians to US pumps

Customs say cost of fuel, nice weather, spring break are contributing factors of uptick of traffic

Canadian cities hold March for our Lives events in wake of Florida shooting

Hundreds of people support the massive March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

Embattled band Hedley plays last show in B.C. before hiatus

About 3,000 tickets had sold for final performance at Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Trudeau to exonerate B.C. First Nations chiefs hanged in 1860s

Prime Minister to absolve Tsilhqot’in chiefs in relation to deaths of 14 construction workers

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Most Read