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News Release

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Media Relations

Girl Sexually Assaulted in the Echo Park Area

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Area detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.

On December 25, 2009 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., the victim encountered the suspect while she was walking near the area of Echo Park Lake. The victim was then forcibly raped in a secluded area near the lake.

The suspect was described as a possible male Hispanic in his 20s. He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs 160-170 pounds. He wears prescription glasses and was seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with white horizontal stripes. He also has a piercing on one side of his lowered lip.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

A composite sketch of the suspect is also available from the Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call LAPD's Rampart Division, Sexual Assault Detectives at 213-484-3624. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at (800)-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone numbers 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a mobile telephone. All text messages should being with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.