Manhunt for sex assault suspect

Jeremy Lee Voakes is wanted for sexual assault with a weapon and unlawful confinement

  • Sep. 6, 2012 6:00 p.m.

A Surrey man believed responsible for a violent sexual attack two years ago is now the subject of an RCMP manhunt.

Jeremy Lee Voakes is wanted on an outstanding warrant for sexual assault with a weapon and unlawful confinement.

He is a 25-year-old Caucasian, 6 feet tall, 166 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of a Celtic design on his right forearm.

Voakes has faced several assault-related charges in the past.

In 2006, he faced assault in Nanaimo, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of fear of injury and damage to property.

He was found guilty to assault with a weapon regarding an incident in Surrey on March 11, 2009.

Then on June 21, 2010, police believe he attacked a woman and sexually assaulted her. He is also charged with unlawful confinement.

Police are advising the public not to approach him, but to simply call 9-1-1 if you see him or know where he is.

If you have any information about him, call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, the local police in your area, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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