AN overnight abduction and sex assault of a nine-year-old girl has Surrey RCMP issuing a warning to the Surrey Central Community. The suspect not in custody.
On Wednesday (August 27) at about 10:40 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report from a mother who said that her nine-year-old daughter had been abducted from her bedroom in the family home in the 9900-block of 128 Street where she was sleeping, then sexually assaulted and left alone in a nearby yard.
Police learned that the victim was lured out her open bedroom window by an unknown male. The male took the girl to a nearby park where it is alleged that she was sexually assaulted. She was then taken to a nearby yard of a neighbourhood home and told by the suspect to remain there while he departed. Moments later the girl fled to her residence and sought help from her mother. The girl was taken to the hospital where she will be cared for by medical professionals.
Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is conducting the investigation with the assistance of Lower Mainland District Forensic Identification Section and additional investigative units. Police will on Friday likely be knocking on doors looking to identify anyone that may have seen something out of the ordinary overnight.
Police said that at this point of the investigation this incident does not appear to have any links to the South Surrey sex assault on August 18 or the White Rock incident 11 days prior to that. However, as it is still very early in this investigation police are not able to conclusively say there are no links.
Police are asking Surrey residence to ensure their windows are secured, especially ground floor windows. For safety tips on Home Security, visit the Surrey RCMP web site at www.surrey.rcmp.ca.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime unit at 604-599-0502. If you wish to remain anonymous please call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222 TIPS.