Former Surrey, BC Real Estate Agent Charged With Child Sex Crimes – BC | The Canadian News

A former real estate agent in Surrey, BC faces 14 charges in connection with alleged sexual offenses against minors, including possession of child pornography and sexual assault.

Paul Atanassov, 25, also faces charges of making or publishing child pornography, telecommunications to attract a child under the age of 16, inciting a person under the age of 16 to touch another person, and sexual interference with a minor.

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He has been released by the court under strict conditions, including a daily curfew, a ban on communicating with children under the age of 16, and a ban on owning a cell phone or device that can connect to the Internet.

Atanassov should also stay away from public parks, swimming areas, community centers or theaters where minors are present. You are prohibited from accessing social networks.

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The charges against Atanassov were approved on December 17 after an investigation by the Surrey RCMP that began last summer, according to a press release from the detachment.

Atanassov licensed the Surrey-based Sutton Premier Realty group for two years, the company confirmed by email.

Kevin Neufeld, his managing agent, said he was “deeply concerned” upon learning of the charges.

“The RCMP informed us that he had been arrested in July 2021 and released without charge,” Neufeld wrote. “We release your license at that time … along with the RCMP contact information.”

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There may be additional witnesses in the community who could assist in the investigation, the Surrey RCMP said in a December 22 statement.

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Anyone with more information, or who sees that Atanassov breaches his release conditions, should contact the detachment at 604 599 0502.

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