An early morning phone call led Langley RCMP to a crashed car and the suspect in a sexual assault investigation.
The incident began in Surrey on July 22, when a woman met a man and agreed to go with
him. They drove into Langley, and at about 2 a.m., the woman tried to get out of the car.
A struggle began, and the vehicle crashed into a ditch near the 21300 block of 4th Avenue in South Langley, said Cpl. Craig Van Herk, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
The woman fled to a nearby home, where the homeowners called 911 on her behalf.
She told police the man in the car had sexually assaulted her and held her against her will. Police found the man still standing by his car moments later. James Kovach of Surrey, 27, has been charged with sexual assault, assault, and forcible confinement.
Anyone with more information can contact the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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