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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Los Angeles: In the early morning hours of April 14, 2015, Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Area detectives booked a suspect for rape.

The suspect, Samuel Robert Duran Jr., was booked for multiple counts of 261(A)(2) of the Penal Code and bail was set for $8,000,000. Duran is a 33 year-old Hispanic who was residing in Culver City. Due to the nature of this crime, the victim information is confidential and will not be released. At this time, detectives are still investigating the circumstances of how Duran and the victim met.

Anyone with information regarding any other crimes committed by this individual is urged to contact Pacific Area Sexual Assault Unit at (310) 482-6313. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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