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Charges laid in ‘traumatic’ Surrey break-in and sex assault: RCMP

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WATCH: Surrey RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect after a woman reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger who broke into her home early Saturday. Kristen Robinson reports. (Aired: May 21) – May 22, 2022

A man has been arrested and charged in a “very serious and traumatic” sexual assault in Surrey, RCMP said Friday.

RCMP allege the suspect broke into the victim’s home on 101A Avenue near 192 Street around 6:40 a.m. on Saturday and sexually assaulted her.

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The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said at the time.

The incident also prompted Mounties to issue a public warning.

RCMP said 43-year-old Matthew Christopher Hamm was charged Thursday with sexual assault, break and enter, unlawful confinement and uttering threats.

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He remains in custody pending his next court appearance.

Mounties credited tips from the public with helping them locate a suspect.

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