Man charged in home invasion and sexual assault in the Municipality of North Cowichan

North Cowichan, BC – In the early morning hours of Sunday October 27, 2019 members of the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP received a 911 call of an interrupted break and enter in the Municipality of North Cowichan. While police attended the area within minutes, efforts to locate the male fleeing from the home were not successful.

Investigation into the matter revealed the suspect had sexually assaulted an occupant of the home during the break and enter. An extensive investigation was immediately launched to identify the man responsible.

On Halloween night, officers from the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3200-block of Moorfield Road to search for and recover evidence of offences. Upon execution of the search warrant the suspect was arrested.

34-year old Kamal Bhoondpaul has been charged with Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Break and Enter and Commit, Theft and Uttering Threats. Bhoondpaul is known to police and remains remanded in custody.

File Photo – Arrested

Investigators believe BHOONDPAUL acted alone in these offences and that this is an isolated event.

In order to protect the victims’ identity and in the interests of her safety and privacy, the location of the offence will not be disclosed.

“Public safety was a primary concern and a vast number of resources were used to advance the investigation as quickly as possible. While Bhoondpaul has been arrested, the investigation is continuing to ensure all available evidence required to support a successful prosecution has been gathered.”

Cpl. Cari Lougheed of the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP will be available at the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP on November 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm for interviews.

File # 2019-19015

North Cowichan Duncan RCMP

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