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Warning issued to sex trade workers in Surrey

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RCMP are warning sex trade workers in Surrey after two women were allegedly assaulted by the same man.

Investigators say a lone man led the victims to secluded areas, where they were sexually and physically assaulted.

On Oct.12, a distraught woman flagged a patrol officer in the area of 144 St and 64 Ave.

The woman claimed she was assaulted by a man she met nearby on King George Bld.

She was able to escape her attacker, whom police tried to locate after an extensive canvass of the area, but their search came up short.

In a separate incident on Oct.18, another sex trade worker reported a similar occurrence that had happened to her approximately one month prior with a similar suspect description.

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The suspect described as a Caucasian man, approximately 35-years-old, 5’10” tall, 200-230 pounds, with balding/shaved hair and crooked teeth.

He may go by the name of “James” or “Jeff.”

Investigators are concerned that there may be more victims who have yet to speak with police.

Police are urging those who may have been victimized or have knowledge of these offences to contactthe General Investigation Unit of the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.