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News Release

Monday, December 19, 2011

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Child Molest Suspect Arrested Investigators Seeking Possible Additional Victims NR11584bb

Los Angeles: LAPD detectives arrested a child molest suspect and are asking for public’s help in locating additional children who may have been victims of Peter McNeal.

On December 13th, 2011, Investigators from The LAPD’s Operations West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail arrested 45-year-old Peter Ivan McNeal, a resident of Los Angeles, for Lewd Acts Upon a Child Under 10.

Charges were filed against McNeal by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and McNeal was released upon posting $250,000 bail.

McNeal is a musician in various bands, which perform at various local venues as well as nationally and internationally.   McNeal was previously arrested by the Sexual Assault Detail in 2009 on a separate case involving the attempted molestation of a young girl.  The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office prosecuted McNeal in that case.    
Anyone with information regarding these crimes is encouraged to contact Officer Justin Malcuit at Operations-West Bureau, Sexual Assault Detail 213-473-0417 or email During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.