Sexual assault suspect arrested in connection with groping in Newton

Surrey

2021-02-04 09:42 PST

File # 2021-17728

Surrey RCMP is informing the public that a suspect has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that occurred yesterday at a park in Newton.

The arrest is related to an incident that occurred on February 4, 2021 shortly before 1 p.m. during which, a man in Pioneer Park groped a youth. This afternoon, officers from the Surrey RCMP Youth Unit arrested a 65-year-old man for sexual assault.

The man will be released from custody with several conditions including not attending Surrey schools and parks. Charges have not yet been laid, as the investigation is ongoing.

Surrey RCMP would like to thank the media and members of our community who have assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.
 

Can you identify this sex assault suspect? (2021-02-04)

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly groped a youth at a park in Newton.

This incident occurred on February 4, 2021 shortly before 1 p.m. Two youths were at a park in the 13200-block of 64 Avenue, when one of the youths was groped from behind by an unknown man. The youth was physically uninjured and reported the incident to the police.

The man was described as South Asian, wearing an orange turban, white scarf around his mouth, grey hooded sweater with the hood up, traditional pants, and sneakers. (See attached photos.)

Anyone who can identify this suspect is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.  

 

Released by

Cpl. Joanie Sidhu

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
www.surreyrcmp.ca
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776
Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca 

 

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