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Monday, July 10, 2017

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Sexual Assault of a Minor on a Secluded Cul-de-Sac NR17206rh

Van Nuys: LAPD Van Nuys Division makes successful arrest of suspect wanted in case of Sexual Assault on a Minor.

On the evening of July 4, 2017, around 10 p.m., a mother brought her 11-year-old daughter to the lobby of Van Nuys Police Station.

The mother reported that her daughter may have been sexually assaulted by an adult family member.

Van Nuys police officers and detectives investigated the case and determined that the little girl had been assaulted.

Earlier in the day, the mother and daughter had attended a party. While at the party, a family member took the girl for a walk. During this walk on a secluded cul-de-sac near Victory Boulevard and Orion Avenue, the suspect assaulted the girl.

On July 6, 2017, around 1:45 p.m., Van Nuys detectives and police officers conducted surveillance on the suspect as they located him at work. He was immediately arrested.

The suspect has been identified as, 38-year-old Francisco Herbert Aragonolivar.

The suspect was booked on the primary charge of Aggressive Sexual Assault of a Minor (269(A)(1) PC) in addition to other felony charges, Booking No. 5035944.

His bail was set at over $1,075,000.00.

PUBLIC SAFETY REMINDER


As result, a case such as this one becomes the highest priority to locate and apprehend the suspect.

As a reminder to all parents, guardians, and caretakers of children.

Please be mindful of where your children are at all times. In our fast-paced society it is easy for them to wander out of view. As parents, guardians, and caretakers we can be equally busy and we tend to rationalize, "they will be right back." Young children are unable to defend themselves from a determined predator. A sexual assault can take many forms and be committed within seconds.

Finally, please talk to your children about how someone they know who hurts them may try to convince them through threats or other trickery to not tell anyone. Encourage your children to know they can trust you and discuss anything when they feel harmed or touched in an inappropriate way.

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 LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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