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High-risk sex offender to call Surrey home

Convicted sex offender Narinder Wasan has been released from prison and plans to live in Surrey. - BC Corrections
Convicted sex offender Narinder Wasan has been released from prison and plans to live in Surrey.
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A high-risk sexual offender with a lengthy criminal history who has attacked both women and girls is out of custody and plans to live in Surrey.

B.C. Corrections issued public notice Friday (Jan. 31) about the release of Narinder Wasan, 49.

He's described as having a "versatile" pattern of sexual offending, having assaulted females of all ages.

Wasan has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1986, with offences often involving approaching strangers in public places. His crimes include sex assault, sex assault with a weapon, sexual interference, assault, failure to comply, uttering threats, and breach of trust, as well as driving, property and drug offences.

His most recent sexual offence, for which he was sentenced to five years in prison, took place in a Vancouver park. It was there that he attacked 52-year-old woman and tried to tear her clothing off and pinned her on the ground.

Prior to that, Wasan did jail time in 2005 for assaulting a 10-year-old girl on the grounds of an elementary school in Burnaby. He was high on cocaine at the time and offered two girls $100 to help him find his dog. He then kissed one of them on her neck and cheek. In 2007, he similarly approached young girls at a public swimming pool.

He was also convicted for a 2003 assault in which Wasan massaged the breasts of a 17-year-old in an elevator at a SkyTrain station.

He is described as South Asian, 5'7", weighing 180 pounds with a bald head and brown eyes.

He is subject to close monitoring and must abide by several court-ordered conditions, including:

• No contact with any female under age 18;

• Must not attend a public park or swimming area where females under age 18 are present or can be expected to be present;

• No possession of knives except to consume food;

• No possession of guns

• No drugs or alcohol and no entry in a liquor store;

• No contact with sex trade workers.

Anyone who witnesses Wasan violating any of the conditions is asked to call your local police. Surrey RCMP can be reached at 604-599-0502.

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