Arrest made in connection to sexual assault of nine-year-old girl in Surrey

WHALLEY – An arrest has been made in connection to a nine-year-old girl being lured out of her bedroom window in Whalley and sexually assaulted on the night of Aug. 27.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Donovan Adams and he was arrested Thursday. Adams is known to police.

Surrey RCMP received a call at 10:40 p.m. on the night of the incident from the girl’s mother who said that her daughter had been taken from her bedroom where she was sleeping.

 

When they arrived at the home at the 9900-block of 128th Street, RCMP learned that an unknown man lured the girl out of her open bedroom window.

Police say the man took the girl to a park where it is alleged he sexually assaulted her before taking her to a nearby yard and told her not to leave while he departed.

Once the suspect left, the girl returned home and found help from her mother.

Police had not publicly released a description of the suspect.

“We’re working through that,” said Sgt. Dale Carr last week. “There will be an update in the coming days. We’re just working along with the nine-year-old trying to get something that is solid enough that it won’t muddy the waters.”

Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is leading the investigation with help from Lower Mainland District Forensic Identification Section and additional investigative units.

Last week, police advised residents to keep their windows closed.

Carr emphasized the importance of residents following police recommendations, despite the hot weather, until a suspect was custody.

“We’re warning people to be vigilant with their windows and to brace their windows with a stick or bars, or to close them all together,” Carr said.

More to come.

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