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Thursday, May 14, 2015

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May 20, 2015

***UPDATE***

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU), Juvenile Division, has released a booking photo of arrestee Ronnie Roman. Roman was last working at Cahuenga and Charles H. Kim Elementary school. In the past, Roman has been employed at Selma Avenue Elementary, Magnolia Elementary, Vine Street Elementary and Alexandria Elementary. Detectives are seeking information regarding any additional victims.


Ronnie Roman

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU), Juvenile Division, is requesting additional information from the public.

The SECU has been involved in an investigation involving Ronnie Roman, a Youth Service's school coach for the LA's Best after school program at Cahuenga Elementary School, in the city of Los Angeles. The SECU detectives assumed investigative responsibility on September 10, 2014, after a female student disclosed that Roman inappropriately touched her on several occasions. During the investigation, seven additional female students disclosed that Roman had also inappropriately touched them.

The investigation culminated with the arrest of Roman on May 13, 2015, and his bail was set at $1,700,000. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has filed eight counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division, 213-486-0580, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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