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News Release

Tuesday, October 3, 2000

Media Relations

Unsuspecting Woman Assaulted in Her Own Home

Monday, October 3, 2000

"Unsuspecting Woman Assaulted in Her Own Home"

Los Angeles - On Friday, September 29, at 2:30 p.m., Wilshire Area police officers received a radio call of a "Robbery in Progress" at a residence located on the 3800 block of 7th Street. At the location, officers met a 28-year-old female Korean who stated that she was sexually assaulted while home alone at approximately 10:30 a.m. that same morning. The victim stated that a male Hispanic came to her door posing as a water deliveryman and when she opened the door to see what he wanted, the suspect forced his way into the residence. A second male Hispanic suspect then followed him into her home. The two male Hispanic suspects sexually assaulted her, took property from her and her residence and bound her before fleeing the location in an unknown direction. The two suspects are described as: Suspect 1: male, Hispanic, shaved head, brown eyes, 5'6" to 5'7", 140 pounds, 23-24 years-old; and, Suspect 2: male, Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 5'8" to 5'9", 140 pounds, 25-27 years-old.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where she received medical treatment for sexual assault and was later released.

The investigation is being handled by Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detectives Alviani or Cedeno, Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section, at 818-756-8309, during business hours; or, Detective Headquarters Division, at 213-485-2504, during non-business hours.

For further information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.

For Release 5:00 pm PDT
October 3, 2000