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Wednesday, May 19, 1999

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Detectives Requesting Additional Victims to Come Forward on Child Molestations Case

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, May 19, 1999

Foothill Major Assault Crimes Unit is handling a multiple victim child molestation case. The suspect is Scott Beeks, a male, White, 42 years of age.

On Thursday, May 13, 1999, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the Beeks' residence. The victim informed his father that the Beeks had fondled him. Officers conducted a follow up investigation and received information that Beeks rented a room in his residence to the victim's family and after gaining their trust molested the children. Further investigation revealed that Beeks molested the children of a prior tenant. Beeks became aware of the police involvement and left the location on Friday, May 14, 1999.

Detectives obtained and served a search warrant at the Beeks' residence on Saturday, May 15, 1999. Detectives conducted an exhaustive search for Beeks but were unsuccessful in locating him. On Monday, May 17, 1999, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Beeks surrendered at Foothill Station. Beeks was booked for seven counts of child molest. Bail was set at $900,000.

Detectives believe the suspect has molested additional victims and are requesting anyone with information to contact Foothill Operations Support Division, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 818-834-3115 or from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. at 818-756-8861.



For Release 3:10 pm PST
May 19, 1999



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