Man charged in sexual assault against Surrey minor
Published Monday, April 9, 2018 8:50AM PDT
Last Updated Monday, April 9, 2018 7:27PM PDT
Several charges have been laid against a man accused of sexually assaulting a Surrey, B.C. girl in her own home last week.
Anthony David Trevelyan appeared in court Monday on counts of break and enter, sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16.
The 45-year-old remains in custody and is scheduled to be back in court April 17 to fix a date for a bail hearing. Crown says it will seek to keep him in custody.
The victim, whose exact age hasn't been released, was attacked at around 4 a.m. Thursday. Fortunately, another resident managed to scare off her assailant, who fled through the back door of their home.
The victim didn't suffer any physical injuries, but police said she was understandably shaken up by what happened.
Officers identified Trevelyan as a suspect and arrested him Friday afternoon.
Another woman in the area was able to take photos of Trevalyan, alleging he tried to break into her home the same morning as the assault.
Another neighbour told CTV the same man also allegedly tried to get into his suite just hours earlier.
"He just opened the door and tried to enter the house, so I asked him questions about 'What are you doing here?'" Nishant Mahendru told CTV News.
Police say they're still investigating the alleged break-and-enters.
Meanwhile, records show a man with the same name as Trevalyan has several criminal convictions, including assault, theft under $5,000 and breaching probation.
The incident has left those in the area on edge, but some say they're glad a suspect has been apprehended.
"Seems like things are a little bit back to normal on the street, thank god," said Michael Kaup, another neighbour.
The disturbing incident followed days after another sexual assault in Aldergrove, though investigators do not believe the two are linked.
With files from CTV Vancouver's Michele Brunoro