Multiple charges laid in relation to sexual offences involving minors


2021-12-22 13:50 PST

File # 2021-102688

Surrey RCMP is informing the public that charges have been laid against a 25-year-old man in relation to a number of alleged sexual offences involving minors, and are seeking any additional witnesses to come forward.

On December 17, 2021, the BC Prosecution Services approved 14 charges against Paul Atanassov, stemming from an investigation launched by the Surrey RCMP in the summer of 2021. Charges include: sexual assault, possession of child pornography, making or publishing child pornography, telecommunication to lure a child under 16, inviting counselling or inciting person under 16 to touch any person, sexual interference of person under 16, and breach of undertaking.

Paul Atanassov was released by the courts on strict conditions which include:

Police believe that there may be further witnesses in the community with information that may assist in these investigations. As a result, police are releasing Paul Atanassov’s photo and are asking anyone with information or witness Atanassov breaching any of the conditions of his release to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Photo of Paul Atanassov

This investigation is led by our Surrey RCMP Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, says Constable Sarbjit Sangha, Media Relations Officer for Surrey RCMP. This team of specially trained investigators is dedicated to protecting children from harm and pursuing those who access, distribute and manufacture child sexual exploitation material.


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Cst. Sarbjit Sangha

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776


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