Surrey man arrested in Whalley sex assault case

Police say a woman was sexually assaulted in a wooded area near Fraser Highway and 140th Street on Sept. 27

Police have charged a suspect in a sexual assault case in Whalley

SURREY — Police have charged a Surrey man in relation to the sexual and physical assault of a woman alleged to have occurred  Sept. 27 in a wooded area near the intersection of Fraser Highway and 140th Street in Whalley.

Helmer Sinisterra-Mosquera, 35, was arrested on Oct. 1 and has been in custody since then. He is charged with one count of sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, and overcoming resistance by choking.

Police issued a suspect bulletin last week.

“The Surrey RCMP wishes to thank the public, media and our policing and community partners for their assistance in this investigation which led to the quick apprehension of this male,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewpaper.com

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