Update to media release: https://www.nwpolice.org/blog/2020/08/27/new-westminster-police-department-advising-of-sexual-assault-investigations/
New Westminster – In August 2020, The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit arrested an adult male masseur after an allegation of sexual assault during a massage. Since the initial media release and arrest of a suspect, Major Crime Unit investigators had identified additional victims who were allegedly sexually assaulted by the same male masseur.
On June 27th 2022, 64 year old Jin Han Liu of Richmond BC, was found guilty of:
Two (2) counts of Sexual Assault contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
“While this trial is over, the New Westminster Police Department Victim Assistance Unit continues to be available to those who came forward to tell us about their very difficult experiences,” stated Media Relations Officer Sergeant Thom. “We take sexual assault investigations extremely seriously and we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that suspects who engage in these types of crimes are held to account before our justice system.”
The New Westminster Police Department would like to thank the different specialized units involved that assisted with this investigation: Major Crime Unit, Crime Reduction Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, and the Victim Assistance Unit.
Jin Han Liu will be sentenced in the fall.
CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan