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Vancouver Police seeks victims of phony Uber driver sexual assault

Darpan News Desk Vancouver Police, 29 Oct, 2020
  • Vancouver Police seeks victims of phony Uber driver sexual assault

Vancouver Police are looking for more victims of sexual assault to come forward involving a man posing as an Uber driver.

On October 22, 24-year-old Langley resident, Hirdeypal Batth was charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement in relation to a file this past August.

Batth allegedly forcibly confined the victim and sexually assaulted her near Oak Street and King Edward Avenue on August 26. It is believed Batth had posed as the victim’s Uber driver with his white 2020 Land Rover.

“We believe that Batth may have targeted other victims” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “Investigators are expanding their focus to look at crimes that occurred outside of Vancouver and are urging any other victims to please come forward.”

In 2017, Batth was convicted of sexually assaulting a victim with similarities to the current investigation. Batth remains in custody until his next court appearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 604-717-0601 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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