SURREY RCMP announced Tuesday that Donovan Adams, 23, has been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual interference, indecent act, and break and enter in last week’s incident in which a nine-year-old girl was lured out her open bedroom window in the 9900-block of 128 Street where she was sleeping and then sexually assaulted. Adams did not know the victim.
Surrey RCMP received a report about the incident from the victim’s mother at about 10:40 p.m. last week on Wednesday (August 27).
After being sexually assaulted, the victim 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 was cared for by medical professionals.
Last week itself, on Thursday evening (August 28), officers with the Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit arrested Adams of no fixed address in the City Centre area of Surrey. After an extensive and intensive investigation over the weekend, he was formally charged on Tuesday.
Home security video footage helped in identifying the suspect, police said.
“The excellent work by our Special Victims Unit assisted by additional officers in our major crime and investigative services units along with our forensic and video forensic teams led to this investigation progressing as quickly as it did,” said Surrey RCMP Supt. Trent Rolfe. “The Surrey RCMP would like to thank the community for their continued support and cooperation in this investigation. This file remained a top priority for our detachment as we understood the concern the community had regarding public safety since this incident.”
As a large number of South Asians live in that area, the whole community had been under tension.
Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit at 604-599-0502 and quote file 2014-123662. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvercrime.ca.