One man arrested for sexual assault of a youth

Surrey, Information Wanted

2023-05-10 12:20 PDT

File # 2023-69537

Surrey RCMP is advising the public of an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault at a temple in the Newton area.

On May 4, 2023, Surrey RCMP received a report that a 15-year-old female youth had been sexually assaulted at or in the area of the Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran located in the 15200-block of 68 Avenue.

Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit has conduct of the investigation and have identified a suspect, who was arrested on May 5, 2023.

The 58-year-old male suspect has been released on conditions, including no contact with the victim and not to be in the presence of anyone under the age of 16-year-old without another adult present.

The suspect is an employee at the temple, and the employer has been advised of the allegations and the conditions of his release.

The investigation remains ongoing, and charges have not yet been laid.

Police are asking for anyone with additional information, including those who may have been at the Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran on May 4, 2023 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to contact police and quote file number 2023-69537.

Our Special Victims Unit are leading this investigation, with support for the youth victim from Surrey Women’s Centre, says Cpl. Sarbjit K. Sangha Media Relation Officer of Surrey RCMP. We urge anyone with information to come forward, as investigators continue to work to gather evidence and advance the investigation.

Released by

Cpl. Sarbjit K. Sangha

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


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