Delta man charged with sexual offences involving a child released on bail

Dec 13 2019, 2:03 pm

The Delta Police Department is advising the public about the bail conditions of a man who was charged with “sexual offences involving a child.”

Gurchetan Singh Samra, 69, of Surrey, BC was charged with Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault in April 2019. According to a police statement, the offences occurred in Delta in January 2019.

The following conditions have been imposed on Samra as part of his bail:

  • Samra must not go to any public park, public swimming area, or community centre where persons under the age of 16 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or at a daycare centre, school ground, or playground.
  • Samra must have no contact or communication directly or indirectly with or be along in the presence of any person who reasonably appears to be under the age of 16 years.
  • Samra must not engage in activities, volunteer work, or employment that could bring him into contact with persons under the age of 16 years.

Police also note that they’ve been monitoring Samra’s bail conditions since he was charged and released. His name, however, was not made public at the time of charges.

“If anyone observes Samra breaching his conditions, or if they have any information relevant to the current charges against him, and have not yet spoken to police, they are advised to contact the Delta Police Sexual Offences Section at 604-946-4411,” says Inspector Guy Leeson of the Delta Police major crimes section.

He adds that offences such as the ones used in Samra’s case are “often committed in situations where the accused is in a position of trust or authority in relation to the victim(s).”

The Delta Police note that at this time they’re unable to release a photo of Samra.

“It is important for parents and primary caregivers to be alert to any situation that may put their child at risk, and for them to make the appropriate enquiries to ensure their child’s safety,” says Leeson.