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News Release

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Media Relations

Brazen Sexual Assault Suspect Sought

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 85 year-old woman.

On December 31, 2006, at about 11:30 PM, the suspect broke in through the rear window of the woman's home in Van Nuys. The suspect went directly to the bedroom and sexually assaulted the woman.

The suspect was described as a Black man in his 20s, about 5'7" to 5'10" tall, weighing 175 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with "USA" written across the front.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for a minor laceration and bruises.

Van Nuys Sexual Assault Detectives are handling the investigation and anyone who has any information is asked to call them at 818-374-0040. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).