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News Release
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Media Relations
   
   
Sexual Assault Suspect Sought

 

Los Angeles: Central Area Detectives are conducting an investigation into the sexual assaults of two women who were contacted by an unknown suspect at a downtown bus stop. The suspect approached the victims under the guise of offering them a ride to their respective destinations. The women were taken to a location near the Los Angeles River where they were sexually assaulted and then abandoned.

The first assault occurred on Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at about 2:00 a.m.

The second assault occurred on Monday, October 20, 2003, at about 6:00 a.m.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 40’s, brown hair, brown eyes, 5’ 6" to 5’ 10", 220 to 250 lbs., with a distinct "pot belly". The suspect also has a receding hairline and thick mustache.

The vehicle used by the suspect is described as a white full size pick-up truck with a possible lumber rack.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Area Detectives at 213-485-2671. On weekends and during off-hours contact the toll free 24-hour number at the Detectives 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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