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Burnaby man, 22, pleads guilty to Cup riot charges

A 22-year-old Burnaby man has pleaded guilty for his role in the Stanley Cup riot last year.

Sean Yates pled guilty on April 17 to assaulting a police officer and participating in a riot, bringing the total of guilty pleas received by the courts to seven, says the Vancouver Police Department.

To date, the Integrated Riot Investigation Team has recommended to Crown 592 criminal charges against 200 suspected rioters. Of those, Crown counsel has approved 226 charges against 85 individuals.

Of the suspects, they range in age from 15 to 52, with the average age 21 years. People from outside of the City of Vancouver make up 84 per cent of suspects, including 24 from Burnaby.

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