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Monday, March 17, 2008

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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

Los Angeles: On February 27, 2008, following an extensive investigation, North Hollywood Area sexual assault detectives arrested 36-year-old Jose "Sonny" Baltazar, a Filipino male, for the crime of sexual battery.

Baltazar had been working as a phlebotomist for CCL Laboratories of Arcadia. He is currently being accused of sexually battering a female who resides in a North Hollywood-area convalescent home.

The detectives' investigation showed that Baltazar would visit 20 to 30 patients a day in private homes, board and care facilities and convalescent hospitals throughout Los Angeles City and County.

Detectives believe there could be other outstanding victims and are making the suspect's booking photograph available for circulation. Potential victims and anyone with information is asked to contact North Hollywood Detectives Makarenko or Kimrey at 818-623-4090. On weekends or during off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).


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