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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division Detectives assigned to the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force are asking for the public's help in locating additional victims who may have been victims of Roberto Enrique Monterroza.

On April 22, 2015, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division, assigned to the (ICAC) Task Force, arrested 31-year-old, Monterroza, for Possession of Child Pornography.

Investigators initiated a search warrant of Monterroza's home in the City of Hawthorne, after a woman responded to an advertisement by Monterroza for a room for rent in the Spanish newspaper "El Cassificado." She received inappropriate photographs and requests for sexual relations with her and her child from Monterroza.

The woman then reported the incident to LAPD Harbor Area investigators. The investigation by ICAC revealed that Monterroza had also placed several advertisements in the newspaper for bogus employment opportunities, rooms for rent and a search for child care.

The investigation is continuing and it is unknown if Monterroza made contact with any other women.

Monterroza was booked at the LAPD, Metropolitan Detention Center and is being held on a $20,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding any other crimes committed by this individual is urged to contact Lieutenant Grossman, at the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) 562-624-4027. 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 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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