DPD release bail conditions against sex assault suspect

Delta police are advising the public about bail conditions imposed on a Surrey man, charged with sexual offences involving a child, alleged to have been committed in Delta.

In April, 69-year-old Gurchetan Singh Samra was charged with sexual Interference and sexual assault, with the alleged offences taking place in Delta in January.

According to a news release from DPD, the disposition of the bail hearing for Samra imposed the following public safety conditions of note:

·       Samra must not go to any public park, public swimming area, or community centre where persons under the age of 16 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or at a day care centre, school ground or playground.

·       Samra must have no contact or communication directly or indirectly with or be alone in the presence of any person who reasonably appears to be under the age of 16 years.

·       Samra must not engage in activities, volunteer work, or employment that could bring him into contact with persons under the age of 16 years.

DPD said they have been monitoring Samra’s bail conditions since he was charged and released. His name was not made public at the time of charges, as police sought clarification on publication bans.

“If anyone observes Mr. Samra breaching his conditions, or if they have any information relevant to the current charges against him, and have not yet spoken to police, they are advised to contact the Delta police Sexual Offences Section at 604-946-4411,” said Insp. Guy Leeson.

Leeson said offences such as these are often committed in situations where the accused is in a position of trust or authority in relation to the victim(s).

“It is important for parents and primary caregivers to be alive to any situation that may put their child at risk, and for them to make the appropriate enquiries to ensure their child’s safety,” added Leeson.

DPD recommend that parents ensure that appropriate vulnerable sector checks have been conducted on individuals who will have access to their children.

DPD say they are not in a position to be able to release a photo of Samra, and cannot provide any additional information.

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