BC News: 1980s sexual assault allegations investigated OCN News

In Surrey, British Columbia, the RCMP is asking for more information from attendants at a local church about reports of sexual assaults from the 1980s.

Police issued the appeal for information on Thursday after announcing a sexual assault charge against 68-year-old Brian Robert Walks. A warrant was issued for Walks on March 10 and he was arrested three days later.

Walks was later released, but court-imposed conditions limit his access to anyone under the age of 16.

RCMP say reports of historical sexual assaults were received last July. The allegations claimed the incidents happened at Christ Church Surrey Center on Old McLellan Road, which moved to Christ the Redeemer Anglican parish in Bell Road in 1988.

The alleged assaults occurred between 1985 and 1988, police said, and involved a “young girl attending the Sunday school curriculum”. Police say the accused was a member of the church committee at the time of the offence.

“Although the alleged incident occurred more than 30 years ago, we believe there are likely people in the community who attended the church who may have additional information,” said Cpl. . Vanessa Munn in a press release.

“Anyone with information, particularly those who attended the named churches in the 1980s, are asked to contact Surrey RCMP.”

Those with information should call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and speak to the Special Victims Unit.

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