Update: Burnaby RCMP arrest alleged suspect in sexual assault of a child


2022-09-12 10:12 PDT

File # 2022-30330

Burnaby RCMP is pleased to advise that an arrest has been made in relation to the sexual assault of a 6-year-old boy.

On Friday, September 9, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., frontline officers responded to a report that an unknown man had grabbed and pinched a 6-year-old boy’s buttocks in the food court area of Metrotown. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, Burnaby RCMP released a photo of the suspect with a plea for the public’s assistance in identifying the man.

See original release (2022-09-11).

Within hours, police received a number of tips from the public and a suspect was identified.

With the assistance of Burnaby RCMP’s Investigative Support Team, frontline officers arrested an 86-year-old Burnaby man. The man was transported to Burnaby detachment and later released with numerous conditions.

The investigation is ongoing.

Thank you to the media and to the public for sharing the suspect’s image. Tips received from the public were valuable to our investigators, and we appreciate the engaged citizens who contacted police to share information, said Corporal Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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