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News Release

Friday, October 18, 2002

Media Relations

Girl Walking to School Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted

Los Angeles: On October 18, 2002, at 6:30 a.m., a 14 year-old female was walking to school in the 9000 block of Willis Avenue. A male Asian pulled up along side her and forced her into his vehicle while simulating a handgun. The victim was driven to a nearby alley where she was sexually assaulted. After the assault, the suspect allowed the victim to walk away.

The suspect is described as an Asian male, 20-23 years of age, 120 pounds with black hair. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white 1990’s, two-door Honda.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Cedeno, at Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section, at 818-756-8309. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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

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