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Sexually assaulted on way to school

Delta police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls who were on their way to school Friday morning.

According to police, two Grade 8 girls were walking in the Sunshine Hills area of North Delta at around 8 a.m. when they were followed by a man as they entered a pathway.

The man approached both girls from behind and sexually assaulted one of them, police said.

A man, believed to be the same suspect, then sexually assaulted a Grade 9 girl as he was leaving the area, they said.

It is unknown whether the students all attend Seaquam Secondary School, which is located along Lyon Road in the Sunshine Hills area of Delta.

Police also haven't confirmed where the alleged assaults occurred.

Delta School District's Deputy Superintendent sent out a letter to parents Friday advising them of the attacks.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with long blond hair and a scruffy blond beard. He was reportedly wearing a black leather jacket, jeans and a black and white toque with a hint of red.

So far, police haven’t been able to locate a suspect.

Officials are recommending Delta parents tell their kids to always walk in groups, to be aware of surroundings by not wearing headphones, and to call police or an adult if they see anyone who appears suspicious.

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