Police believe there are more victims of a phony BC Uber driver who's been charged with sexual assault

Josh Duncan | October 29, 2020 in Provincial

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Last week, 24-year-old Hirdeypal Batth was charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, the Langley resident forcibly confined a woman and sexually assaulted her near Oak Street and King Edward Avenue back on Aug. 26.

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Hirdeypal Batth

He allegedly posed as the woman’s Uber driver to lure her into his white 2020 Land Rover.

Now that Batth has been charged, the VPD is focusing their investigation on identifying other potential victims of the 24-year-old, who they believe are out there.

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Batth's white 2020 Land Rover.

“We believe that Batth may have targeted other victims” says Cst. Tania Visintin. 

“Investigators are expanding their focus to look at crimes that occurred outside of Vancouver and are urging any other victims to please come forward.”

Batth, who was also convicted of sexually assaulting a victim in a similar manner to the current investigation back in 2017, is currently in custody awaiting his next court appearance.

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Police also released a photo of the interior of Batth's vehicle.

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