October 11, 2017 7:48 pm

Suspect arrested in connection to kidnapping, sex assault in Prince George

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Prince George RCMP have arrested and charged a suspect in connection to a kidnapping and sexual assault last month.

The incident happened on Sept. 3 at around 2 a.m., when a woman was fixing a flat tire in a gas station parking lot near 5th Avenue and Tabor Boulevard.

A man who was at the station in a nearby vehicle came over and offered to help, but the pair were unable to fix the tire.

The man offered the woman a ride, which she accepted, but during the drive police say the man missed several turns.

RCMP allege that the man pulled into a parking lot where he held down and sexually assaulted the woman. The victim managed to fight off the attacker and fled on foot.

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The suspect, 26-year-old Sukhjinder Singh, was arrested on Oct. 3 after an RCMP investigation.

Singh faces charges of sexual assault and kidnapping, and appeared in court Wednesday.

Investigators say the case is similar to other incidents in Prince George this year, and are probing a possible connection.

In a press conference, Prince George RCMP Insp. Shaun Wright thanked the public for their help in providing information that led to Singh’s arrest.

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