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Monday, December 18, 2017

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Serial Sexual Assault Suspect Sought NR17375ti

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division Special Assault Section are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a sexual predator.

There have been 12 victims of kidnap and rape in Los Angeles County that occurred in Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff jurisdictions. The Los Angeles Police Department's first case was in May 2017, and most recently on December 9, 2017. The victims range from 15 years of age to 46 years of age.

The suspect picks up the women in south Los Angeles, takes them to a secluded location and sexually assaults them before releasing them.

The suspect is described as a male black, 40 to 50 years old, with a bald head and brown eyes. On occasions, he has worn a beanie, a goatee or mustache, and salt and pepper colored hair. The weapon used by the suspect is a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspect drives either an older model 2-door black Dodge Ram truck with tinted windows, or white 4-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or a Nissan.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detectives Dara Brown or Daniel Aguirre, Robbery Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, at (213) 486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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