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Friday, June 22, 2001

Media Relations

Publics Assistance Needed in Locating Sexual Assault Suspect

"Public's Assistance Needed in Locating Sexual Assault Suspect "

 

Los Angeles: Rampart Major Assault Crimes Detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.

On Wednesday evening, June 6, 2001, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Rampart patrol officers responded to a radio call of "Attempt Rape Just Occurred" near the 1900 block of Wilshire Boulevard.

The investigation revealed that the suspect entered a public restroom, forcibly grabbed the 7-year-old victim from behind and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic with brown eyes and brown/blond light hair, 507/508, 145/160 lbs., 25/30 years of age, light complexion. The suspect was last seen wearing an emerald long -sleeve collared shirt, black jeans tight around the ankles and black boots. The suspect's hair was down to his ears.

Additionally, the suspect possibly speaks Spanish and appeared clean-shaven. The suspect used a rose colored beanie as a mask during the attack. The suspect has possibly been seen in the area several days after. The suspect has recently cut his hair.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Rampart Major Assault Unit at 213-207-2031.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Rations Section 213-485-3586.



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