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Friday, August 16, 2013

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North Hollywood Detectives Arrest Serial Child Sexual Assault Suspect NR13386cj

Los Angeles: North Hollywood detectives continue their investigation after arresting a sexual assault suspect.

On July 29, 2013, around 4:30 p.m., North Hollywood Detective Division detectives arrested           34-year-old Marcelo Alonso Lozano, a suspect identified in a series of child sexual assaults in the San Fernando Valley.  A subsequent investigation has revealed that the he is possibly involved in additional sexual assaults of victims throughout the San Fernando Valley area of the City of Los Angeles.  The known victims ranged from eight to fifteen years of age at the time of the sexual assaults.

Lozano was affiliated with the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Sun Valley as an usher for approximately six years and used this position to initiate a relationship with his victims and their families.  

Anyone with additional information about this case is urged to contact LAPD North Hollywood Sexual Assault Detectives at (818) 623-4090 or (818) 623-4045.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "Anonymous Web Tips."