Surrey RCMP and Sophie’s Place dealing with incident involving child and youth

SURREY RCMP Special Victim’s Unit and Sophie’s Place are working in a coordinated effort in response to a report of a sexual assault involving a child and youth.

On April 5 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a sexual assault at Blumsen Park in the 15400-block of 34 Avenue. The victim in this incident is a child (a person 12 years of age or younger), and the suspect who has been identified, is a 13-year-old youth.

Surrey RCMP said the victim in this incident did not sustain any serious physical injuries; however, this is an upsetting incident for them and their family. Surrey RCMP Victim Services are engaged. 

Because this incident involves a child and youth, Sophie’s Place is engaged and the matter is being dealt with in a manner suitable for the situation, which includes measures to avoid further instances, police said.

While investigators are not able to release further information at this time, they would like to reassure local parents that this incident appears to be an isolated event.