Charges approved, conditions imposed after alleged indecent act at Burnaby park

Burnaby, Public Alert

2023-07-05 10:55 PDT

File # 2023-22501

Charges have been approved against a 48-year-old man after an alleged indecent act which occurred in a washroom at a Burnaby park.

On Sunday, July 2, 2023, Burnaby RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of an indecent act that allegedly occurred in a women’s washroom located in Rene Memorial Park near Sperling Avenue and Elwell Street.

The victim quickly called police to report the incident at approximately 2 p.m. Police attended the scene and conducted patrols in the area. The suspect was located and taken into custody a few blocks away approximately 15 minutes after the initial call.

It is because of the quick thinking and assistance of the public that we were able to locate and arrest this individual, said Cpl Mike Kalanj with the Burnaby RCMP. We want to remind the public that it’s important to report these types of incidents right away, as this gives us a much better chance of locating suspects and producing more positive outcomes for victims.

One charge of Indecent Act has been approved against 48-year-old Christopher Johnson. Johnson must also abide by several court ordered conditions, including:

No-go to the following places:

He is also not permitted to attend any community centre where persons under the age of 16 years are known by him to be present or can be reasonably expected to be present.

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


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