New Westminster –On March 15th at approximately 3:45 pm, the New Westminster Police Department responded to calls of male exposing himself in the area of 1st Street and St. Patrick Street.
Responding members obtained a description of the male, and within the hour a suspect was located and taken in custody after a short foot pursuit. The investigation also determined the male had exposed himself to another female in the area of 4th street and 4th avenue.
A 39 year old New Westminster resident, Eugene Sung, has now been charged with the following offences:
Three counts of committing an indecent act contrary to section 173(1) of the Criminal Code.
Two counts of failing to comply with Release Order contrary to section 145 (5) (a) of the Criminal Code.
Mr Sung was also charged on December 4th, 2020 with two counts of sexual assault in regards to a groping incident that occurred in the 200 block of 7th Street.
“These types of crimes can be largely underreported,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “These women absolutely did the right thing in calling 9-1-1 and because of their quick thinking and being able to provide an accurate description of the suspect, our officers were able to locate the male and arrest him quickly.”
The victims have been connected with the Victim Assistance Unit for support. The male has since been released but is now subject to house arrest except under limited exceptions.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar