Delta Police searching for teen suspect in alleged sex assault

DELTA Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault against two children playing on the grounds of South Delta Secondary School in Tsawwassen. The incident is believed to have occurred between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 20.

The children reported that a male teenager had been hanging out in the same area as them at the school. He then approached the children and started interacting with them. He allegedly tried to grab them by their arms, before touching the boys in a sexual manner. The suspect is described by the children as an East Asian male, aged 15-18, of average height, wearing a red jacket.

Significant police resources from both Patrol and the Investigations Bureau have been involved in the investigation both on Sunday and Monday. Police have been canvassing for witnesses and video, and conducting interviews.

“We understand news such as this is very concerning to parents and that’s why we wanted to get this information out quickly. Police just finished conducting a number of key interviews,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police.

“Our officers are interested in speaking with a small group of males who were playing basketball nearby – on the Sunday afternoon – who may have had interactions with same male suspect,” she said.

Police also request information, including dashcam footage, from anyone in the area whom police haven’t yet spoken to. Call 604-946-4411, and quote file 20-29588.