RCMP arrest target of Creep Catchers sting

RCMP arrest target of Creep Catchers sting

RCMP have arrested a man who was the subject of a Surrey Creep Catchers sting earlier this week.

A statement released Friday said Kuljinder Bhatti, 35, has been charged after allegedly trying to lure a minor for a sexual purpose. 

Cpl. Scotty Schumann said the suspect is also accused of arranging for a sexual offence involving a person under the age of 18.

The officer said police were made aware of allegations against Bhatti — a local real estate agent  — on Monday. He was arrested Thursday and remains in custody.

Vigilante sting

On Monday, Surrey Creep Catchers said they confronted a man they accused of trying to solicit a young person for sex.

The president of the controversial vigilante group, Ryan Laforge, was arrested that day for allegedly assaulting the subject of the sting.

A video posted online appeared to show Laforge pinning the man up against a wall and yelling at him.

Laforge was later released from custody on a promise to appear.

In Friday's statement, the RCMP said it is still investigating assault allegations stemming from Monday's incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at (604) 599-0502 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.