Canadian News Oct 30, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Vancouver police searching for sexual assault victims of fake Uber driver

Batth allegedly forcibly confined the victim and sexually assaulted her near Oak Street and King Edward Avenue on August 26.

Vancouver police searching for sexual assault victims of fake Uber driver
Noah David Alter Toronto
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Vancouver police have arrested a man on multiple charges of sexual assault and are asking for his victims to come forward.

Hirdeypal Batth, 24, was charged on October 22 for alleged sexual assault and forced confinement against multiple women. Batth was previously convicted on charges of sexual assault in 2017, which investigators say bares similarity to the current charges against him.

Hirdeypal Batth

"Batth allegedly forcibly confined the victim and sexually assaulted her near Oak Street and King Edward Avenue on August 26. It is believed Batth had posed as the victim’s Uber driver with his white 2020 Land Rover," said VPD.

Believing that there are likely multiple other victims of his alleged sexual misconduct, “[investigators] are expanding their focus to look at crimes that occurred outside of Vancouver and are urging any other victims to please come forward.”

Police said Batth will remain in detention until his next court appearance, although they did not say when it would be.

VPD is asking anyone with information on Batth's alleged sexual assaults or his victims should contact them at 604-717-0601, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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