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Violent sex attacker sought

Sex assault suspect. -
Sex assault suspect.
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Mounties are seeking public assistance in identifying a man responsible for a violent sexual assault in June.

Around midnight on June 2, a 31-year-old woman was heading home from a friend’s place Newton, and was walking near Unwin Park in the 13300 block of 68 Avenue.

A man emerged from some bushes in the park and proceeded to sexually attack her, while threatening to take her life.

He is described as a Caucasian male, in his 30s or 40s, about 6’ with a muscular build and clean-shaven with slight stubble. He has light brown hair with a short buzz cut. (See composite drawing, left). He was wearing a backpack with big headphones around his neck.

Police originally identified people of interest early in the investigation, but they have now been eliminated as suspects.

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger said it was a horrific attack that’s getting top priority from investigators in the sex crimes unit.

“Here we have a woman walking home in her own neighbourhood, in an area which she no doubt walks through every day,” Grainger said. “(She) gets confronted by this person, held against her will, violently physically and sexually assaulted, fearing for her life. And here this man is still on the loose.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offence Unit at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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