Indo-Canadian Man Charged In Unusual Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Case In Prince George

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Desibuzzbc-Banner-Metrics-FinalIndo-Can-sex-assault2The accused, Sukhjinder Singh, made a first appearance on Wednesday, Oct. 11, to answer to the charges that has prompted police to warn the public, especially women, to be careful when travelling alone. The charges stem from an incident on Sep. 3, 2017 at a Prince George gas station parking lot.  Investigators say a woman was trying to fix a tire when a man, who was parked nearby, offered to help. When the tire could not be repaired, the man then offered the woman a ride home, which she agreed to. But instead, police say, the suspect drove to another parking lot, held her against her will and sexually assaulted her. Singh is also a suspect in another incident in September, which occurred just a few blocks from another one in which a female jogger was reportedly attacked from behind at Foothills Boulevard. and Ochakwin Crescent.

PRINCE GEORGE – An Indo-Canadian man has been charged with an unsusal kidnapping and sex assault case given the man has no previous criminal record.

The accused, Sukhjinder Singh, made a first appearance on Wednesday, Oct. 11, to answer to the charges that has prompted police to warn the public, especially women, to be careful when travelling alone.

Singh, 26, is scheduled to appear in court again Oct. 19 to answer to one count of kidnapping and one count of sexual assault.

The charges stem from an incident on Sep. 3, 2017 at a Prince George gas station parking lot.  Investigators say a woman was trying to fix a tire when a man, who was parked nearby, offered to help, reported CBC News.

When the tire could not be repaired, the man then offered the woman a ride home, which she agreed to.

But instead, police say, the suspect drove to another parking lot, held her against her will and sexually assaulted her.

The woman was reported to have fended off the man and escaped on foot.

"Charges such as forcible confinement and kidnapping are not something we deal with everyday," Prince George RCMP Insp. Shaun Wright told reporters at a news conference.

Indo-Can-sex-assaultBut what makes the case even more unique is that the alleged attacker and victim don't appear to know each other.

"[Kidnapping] incidents that involve a suspect who is a stranger to the victim are quite rare," said Wright.

Little is known about the accused, except that he does not have a prior criminal record.

"Naturally, everyone always thinks it's going to be your prolific offender. But [cases could] be one-offs. They can definitely be people who haven't hit our radar," said Wright. "People should feel safe. These are relatively rare incidents."

Police say the September incident occurred just a few blocks from another one in which a female jogger was reportedly attacked from behind at Foothills Boulevard. and Ochakwin Crescent.

Investigators described the suspect as a South Asian male with a slight accent, in his mid-to-late 20s with brown eyes, short brown hair, and facial hair.

The description is close to that of a suspect wanted in connection with a series of indecent acts reported earlier this year.

"There's some similarities between [them] but there's insufficient evidence at this time to support charges," said Wright.

"But we are actively pursuing that avenue of investigation."

Courtesy CBC News

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