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Arrest made in groping of Surrey youth

Last Updated Feb 5, 2021 at 2:06 pm PDT

The Surrey RCMP is looking to identify a man accused of groping a youth at a park in Newton, Thursday. (Courtesy Surrey RCMP)

A 65-year-old man has been arrested for sexual assault after a youth was groped in Surrey

Two minors were at Pioneer Park Thursday when one of them was 'groped from behind by an unknown man'

Mounties say the man will be released with conditions

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – A man has been arrested after a youth was groped at a Surrey park in the Newton area.

Mounties say the incident happened on Thursday just before 1 p.m. Two youths were at Pioneer Park when one of them was “groped from behind by an unknown man.”

The minor was not physically hurt and reported what happened to the RCMP.

A 65-year-old man was arrested for sexual assault. He will be released with several conditions, which includes staying away from Surrey schools and parks, according to RCMP.

Charges haven’t been laid while the investigation continues.

The RCMP is asking anyone with information to contact them at 604.599.0502. You can also reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.