Investigation continues after nine-year-old Surrey girl sexually assaulted
WATCH: Surrey RCMP issue a warning after a 9 year old girl is abducted from her bedroom and sexually assaulted by a stranger. Jeremy Hunka reports.
Surrey RCMP are looking for the suspect after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted Wednesday.
The girl’s mother called police at approximately 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, saying her young daughter had been abducted from her bedroom in the family home where she was sleeping, sexually assaulted and left alone in a nearby yard.
Investigators say it appears the girl was lured out of her open bedroom window by an unknown man, who took her to a park near 126th Street 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 as he left.
The girl managed to run back to her home and talk to her mother. She was taken to hospital and is doing well.
Investigators have spoken to the victim, and it does not appear she knew her attacker.
“You can only imagine it is very traumatic and confusing for a 9-year-old,” says Sgt. Dale Carr with Surrey RCMP.
Meanwhile, police are scouring the neighbourhood looking for clues and knocking on doors looking to speak to anyone who may have seen something out of the ordinary overnight.
RCMP say the case is a “high priority” for the detachment, and they have deployed additional officers to solve the case.
“This incident continues to be a high priority for Surrey detachment as officers from additional units have been re-deployed to assist the Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit. Further interviews are being conducted with area residents along with canvassing for any video surveillance and physical evidence,” reads a statement from the Surrey RCMP issued Friday.
The assault comes on the heels of the incident in South Surrey, where a 38-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on Aug.18, or the White Rock incident 11 days prior to that.
Surrey RCMP say it is still very early in the investigation to conclusively say there are no links between the three incidents.
“We are appealing to the community if they saw anything in this park or area between 9:30 and 10:30 last night to give the Surrey RCMP Special Victims unit a call,” says Carr. “Do not discount anything. It is often those small details that help us get to the bottom of the case.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit at 604-599-0502 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.