DNA evidence collected after a six-year-old Surrey girl was sexually assaulted has been linked to two other sex assaults.

Investigators, however, don’t know who the DNA belongs to because it does not match any of the profiles in Ottawa’s National Data Bank.

“Police felt compelled to release this information … so that parents may take whatever steps they deem appropriate to protect their children,” RCMP Sgt. Roger Morrow said in a statement.

On July 3, a six-year-old girl, her 12-year-old brother and his 15-year-old friend were walking home when a man confronted them and ordered them to go into a nearby wooded area. The girl was separated from the boys and sexually assaulted.

Mounties have linked this assault through DNA evidence to another in Delta in 2007 and to one in Vancouver in 1995.

“In each of the three assaults, this individual either brandished or threatened the use of a knife,” Morrow said.

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