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News Release

Thursday, June 5, 2003

Media Relations

Sexual Predator Arrested, Detectives Seeking Additional Victims

"Sexual Predator Arrested, Detectives Seeking Additional Victims"

 

What:
Press Conference Asking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault To Come Forward.

Who:
Commanding Officer North Hollywood Area, Captain William Sweet and North Hollywood Detectives.

When:
Friday, June 6, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:
North Hollywood Station located at 11640 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood.

Los Angeles: North Hollywood Detectives arrested a sexual predator who was responsible for a series of sexual assaults which took place in the North Hollywood Area between January and March. The suspect attacked females between the ages of seven to seventeen. The suspect would approach the victims and attempt to befriend them, he would then become aggressive and forcibly sexually assault them. Two of the assaults occurred on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses.

The suspect in these sexual assaults has been identified as Juan Rosales, a nineteen-year-old male Hispanic and resident of the North Hollywood area. Rosales is currently in custody. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed multiple sexual assault related charges against Rosales.

North Hollywood Detectives are encouraging any additional victim’s that may have been assaulted by Rosales to contact North Hollywood Detectives Sexual Assault Unit at 818-623-4065

A photograph of Juan Rosales will be made available to the media at the press conference a Spanish speaker will be provided.

Anyone with information is requested to contact North Hollywood Area Detectives at 818-623-4045. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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