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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Investigators Seeking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault NR17085ti

Mission Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division, Sex

Crimes Unit are seeking additional victims of sexual abuse of a child by Ruben Alonso Herrera

who was arrested on March 22, 2017.

Herrera met the victim in his capacity as a contracted social worker. Herrera took advantage of his position to gain the trust of his victim and then engage in sexual intercourse with the victim.

26-year- old Ruben Alonso Herrera was booked for 261.5(D) PC - Unlawful Sex with a Minor. He is currently in custody and being held on $25,000.00 bail.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims of other unreported incidents and are asking for the public's assistance in locating them.

Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to call Mission Area Sex Crimes detectives, Detective Schultz, at (818) 838-9971. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877- LAPD-24- 7 (1-877- 527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain

anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (800-222- 8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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