Man sought in attack on Surrey sex workers

SURREY – Surrey Mounties are hunting for a man with crooked teeth who sexually assaulted two prostitutes, in separate incidents, after leading them on foot to a secluded area.

He is described as white, about 35 years of age, five feet 10 inches tall and roughly 200 to 230 pounds and balding, or with shaved hair.

Police say he goes by the name "James" or "Jeff."

The first attack happened Oct. 12. The distraught woman flagged down a police officer near 144th Street and 64th Avenue and said a man she had met on King George Boulevard had assaulted her.

"The victim was able to escape her attacker and signal for help," Staff Sgt. Joe Johal said. "Police conducted an extensive canvass of the area with assistance from Police Dog Services but were unable to locate the suspect."

Six days later, another prostitute told police she had a similar experience about a month earlier, with a man of similar description.

"Investigators are concerned that there may be more victims who have yet to speak with police," Johal said.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

 

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