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News Release

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Media Relations

Hollywood Acting and Dialogue Coach Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child

"Hollywood Acting and Dialogue Coach Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child"


Los Angeles: On August 19, 2003, at 9:30 a.m., detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division, arrested 43-year-old Brian Richard Peck at his residence in Valley Glen. He was arrested for Penal Code section 288 (c)(1), Lewd Acts with a Child.

The lewd acts with the minor occurred approximately two years ago at Peck’s residence in the 13000 block of Delano Street, Valley Glen. At the time, Peck was coaching the victim. The investigation into Peck began two weeks ago when the minor’s family reported that Peck had molested the child over a six-month period.

The investigation, which included a search of Peck’s residence, is ongoing. Peck remains in custody pending his arraignment on molestation charges. His bail was set at $500,000.00. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims who have not come forward. A photograph of Peck is available to the media by e-mail through the LAPD Media Relations Office, 213-485-3586.

Anyone having any information regarding Brian Richard Peck or who believes they are a victim is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit Detective James Brown at 213-485-2883. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.