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North Van RCMP provide update in the investigation of a February 13 sexual assault in Lynn Valley

North Vancouver RCMP are updating the public on the investigation of a sexual assault in Lynn Valley that occurred on February 13, 2022. Following a February 14 public alert, and a March 10 request for public assistance in an effort to further the investigation, an arrest was made on March 11, 2022. Following a tip from the public, Abbotsford Police arrested a male at a worksite in the South Poplar neighbourhood, in the area of McCallum Road and Hwy. 1 in Abbotsford.

“We are confirming the arrest of a suspect in this investigation,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP. “We asked for your help, and you came through, and we want to say thank you.”

Investigators received numerous tips from the public, said DeVries, one of which resulted in the arrest. “This is a great example of the power of the public and the police working together.”

On March 12, 2022, BC Prosecution Service approved one charge of sexual assault against 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento, of Mission, BC.

As this matter is now before the courts, police will not be providing any additional information.

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