BRITISH COLUMBIA
08/28/2014 06:37 EDT | Updated 09/02/2014 06:59 EDT

9-Year-Old Surrey Girl Abducted From Bedroom, Sexually Assaulted

UPDATE - Sept. 2, 2014: Donovan Adams, a 23-year-old man from Surrey, was arrested the day after the attack and is facing charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and sexual interference, said RCMP.

B.C. RCMP are looking for a suspect who allegedly lured a nine-year-old girl from her bedroom in Surrey and then sexually assaulted her in a nearby park.

The girl had been sleeping in her room on Wednesday night when an unknown male coaxed her out of the open window, the girl's mother reported to RCMP. Police said she was sexually assaulted in a park, then taken to a neighbour's yard and told to stay there until the suspect left.

The girl ran home to her mother and is currently being treated in hospital, said police in a Thursday news release.

"It's very unusual, highly unusual. This type of thing does not happen in Surrey, nor the region, quite frankly," said RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr.

Police will be at the scene in the 9900 block of 128 Street, canvassing residents if they saw something out of the ordinary that night. They also reminded people to ensure their windows are secure, especially ones on the ground floor.

At this point in the investigation, RCMP said this incident doesn't appear to be linked to attacks in White Rock and South Surrey earlier this month.

In the South Surrey case, a 38-year-old woman was walking along a trail in Alderwood Park at about 9:40 p.m on Aug. 18 when she was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground, said police. The suspect tried remove her clothes and drag her into the nearby bushes but she resisted, and at one point head-butted him in the nose.

The woman got free and called police. The suspect may have a black eye, broken nose and several scratches, they said.

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