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News Release

Friday, November 1, 2002

Media Relations

Sexual Battery Occurred During Halloween Festivity

"Sexual Battery Occurred During Halloween Festivity"


Los Angeles: On October 31, 2002, there was a large gathering of people celebrating Halloween on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and La Brea Boulevard. Between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., a group of males disrupted the festivities by committing several crimes including sexual battery upon multiple victims.

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for these crimes. Due to the large crowds, not only were the events witnessed, but also, a significant number of people were videotaping the festivities with their own camcorders.

Anyone who was a witness to these acts, or is in possession of a home videotape of the incident, or may have been a victim themselves, is ask to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Area Detectives at 213-485-4321. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24 hour toll free number of the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.