(File Photo)

Students reminded about ‘stranger danger’ after pre-teen sexually assaulted in Surrey

Surrey RCMP seek help finding suspect after alleged assault in Cloverdale

Some Cloverdale elementary school students were reminded about “Stranger Danger” after police say an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted.

Police issued a news release Wednesday asking the public for help in finding a man who allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old girl “on the buttocks” Tuesday around 5:40 p.m. in the 18800-block of 65th Avenue.

SEE ALSO: Surrey RCMP looking for help to ID Langley sex assault suspect

SEE ALSO: Sexual offenses, violent crimes on the rise in Cloverdale-Port Kells

After the incident, police say the 11-year-old turned around to face the man, who then apologized and ran away.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Surrey RCMP describe the suspect as a white man in his 30s, approximately six feet tall and was wearing blue jeans, a light coloured shirt and a light coloured baseball hat at the time of the incident. According to the victim, the man may have had stubble on his face as well.

The Surrey School District told the Now-Leader it sent letters home Wednesday to parents of three schools in the immediate area: Hillcrest, Adams Road and Don Christian.

“The letter shares the information in the police news release,” said spokesman Doug Strachan. “Of course, the information is also shared with staff and our Safe Schools department is always involved.”

Strachan couldn’t say whether the 11-year-old victim was a student of one of the nearby schools.

Surrey RCMP would like to offer a few safety tips for residents to improve their safety:

  • Don’t take shortcuts. Use main routes and avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
  • Walk with friends.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
  • Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Phone home if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or solvecrime.ca.



trevor.beggs@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Trevor on Twitter

Just Posted

Reports of rashes prompt pool closures at Harrison Hot Springs

Public pool available after all five mineral pools closed until further notice

Oil pipeline company offers cash to expand under two Chilliwack school yards

District offered $136,500 to widen from 18 to 42 metres through Vedder middle and Watson elementary

Chilliwack’s Chief Ernie Crey a firm pipeline supporter

Crey lauds NEB focus on marine safety in his role representing Indigenous oversight committee

Sarah Wark’s run just about done at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

With an overall record of 5-5, Wark’s Team B.C. won’t be qualifying for Saturday’s playoff round.

Chilliwack’s aquifer again in the spotlight with NEB pipeline approval

Concerns from WaterWealth Project and Coun. Jason Lum, but mayor says it’s time to ‘move forward’

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Man sentenced to 7 years for smuggling drugs and shooting at border guards in Sumas

Nathan Hall was arrested in Abbotsford in 2013 after day-long manhunt

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

Most Read