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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Rape Suspect Sought NR17135ti

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Operations West Bureau Special Assault Section are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a rape suspect.

On January 7, 2017, the female victim left a club in the Hollywood area and got into the suspect's vehicle, a late model four-door car, believing it was the ride sharing car she had ordered.

The suspect drove the victim to a secluded location, where he sexually assaulted her. During the time the suspect kept the victim captive, he told her personal information about himself. The suspect stated he either lived or worked in the Long Beach area. The suspect claimed to own an accounting business, and that his brother works with him. The suspect also claimed to have another brother in law enforcement.

Suspect is described as a 25 to 30-year-old male Middle Eastern with dark hair. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department's Operation West Bureau-Sexual Assault Section at 213-473-0447. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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