The B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
A Surrey man has been found guilty of all charges in relation to a vicious sex attack and robbery that occurred in a Vancouver park in September 2017.In a recent Supreme Court of B.C. ruling, Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick found Ezaz Ahmed Razak, 24, guilty of sexual assault causing bodily harm, robbery, unlawful confinement and making threats.Court heard that Razak, his brother-in-law Michael Sharma and friend Baljit Bains were driving along Kingsway in the early hours of Sept. 2, 2017 after a night at a casino. The trio stopped their vehicle and called out to a sex trade worker to ask about arranging a sexual encounter.The woman agreed to a $60 fee for sex for 30 minutes and then walked with Razak to nearby Glen Park. The woman testified that Razak was unable to finish the sex act within the allotted time, at which point she ended the encounter. Over the next half an hour, Razak forced the woman to perform more sex acts, robbed her of the $60 he had given her, plus $80 she had made earlier doing a cleaning job, choked her, verbally abused her and threatened her with death.When Razak was done, his friends picked him up. The woman meanwhile ran to a home across the road from the east side park, where she was cared for by a local family while police and emergency services arrived.The men were stopped by Vancouver police shortly after and Razak arrested.“On virtually every topic put to him, Mr. Razak gave what I considered was highly questionable evidence, all of which lead me to the conclusion his evidence is not credible or reliable and should be rejected,” Justice Fitzpatrick wrote in her ruling.Razak had claimed that all the sex acts were consensual and there was no assaults, threats or robbery. The woman’s phone was found on Razak at the time of his arrest, and her purse and condoms were found tossed about in a playground near where the attack occurred.The victim told court that she had been severely traumatized by the event, that she had flashbacks, suffered from depression and had attempted suicide three times since the attack.A sentencing date has not been firstname.lastname@example.org