SUKHJINDER Singh, 26, of Prince George has been arrested in connection with a kidnapping and sexual assault that took place on September 3 at approximately 4:30 a.m. near the Heritage area in Prince George.
He appeared in court on Wednesday (October 11).
At the time, RCMP said in a press release: “Through investigation officers have learned that an adult female was fixing a flat tire at a gas station near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Tabor Boulevard at approximately 2 a.m. [on September 3]. A man exited a nearby parked vehicle and offered to help. The two were unable to fix the tire, so the man offered to give the female a ride.
“While driving her home, the man missed several turns and turned into a parking lot, believed to be on Foothills Boulevard, where he sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to fend off her attacker and fled on foot.”
The suspect was described as a South Asian male with a slight accent, mid to late 20s, with brown eyes, short brown hair and short, well-groomed facial hair. He called himself “Jax.”
His vehicle was described as an older model 4-door sedan, possibly a BMW, white or grey in colour.
The release also said: “A similar incident occurred during the late night of May 14th, 2017 when a female runner was attacked from behind along Foothills Boulevard, just a few blocks from this morning’s incident.”
It added: “The suspect also fits the description of a man that committed three indecent acts in Prince George in the early part of 2017, although they were in different areas.”
Police told the media this week that they are actively investigating the possibility that the same suspect could have been responsible for the May 14 incident.
Inspector Shaun Wright thanked the public for providing information that led to the arrest of the accused.