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News Release

Thursday, August 8, 2002

Media Relations

Home-Invasion Robbery and Sexual Assault Investigation

"Home-Invasion Robbery and Sexual Assault Investigation"


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 14 year old female victim was sleeping in the bedroom of her residence in Southeast area. The victim was awakened by the sound of someone forcing the door open. A male suspect entered and threatened the victim with a knife. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and ransacked the residence before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a male Black, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, 140 pounds, 30 to 40 years old, salt & pepper hair, wearing a gray T-shirt.

Detectives from Robbery-Homicide Division assumed responsibility for the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Detective Al Contreras at 213-763-5056. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, 213-485-3586.