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News Release

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Media Relations

Sexual Assault Suspect Sought in Valley


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying a sexual assault suspect through a composite drawing.

On Sunday morning, February 20, 2005, at about 9:00 a.m., a Studio City woman was sexually assaulted when she returned to her apartment, located in the 10800 block of Fruitland Drive. The suspect, who had been hiding in the bathroom, left the apartment when the woman screamed for help and fought back.

Witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic man, 5' 8" to 5' 10" tall, 170 pound with dark brown hair. He is about 20-25 years old and was wearing a hooded black shirt with white lettering and black pants.

A composite drawing of the suspect can be e-mailed to the media upon request.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives Castro or Curtis from the Sexual Assault Unit at 818-756-8111. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.