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News Release

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Media Relations

Campus Predator Being Sought

 

What:
News Conference

Who:
Deputy Chief Earl C. Paysinger, Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau, Commander Jim Tatreau, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau, Chief Aaron L. Graves, University of Southern California, Department of Public Safety, Assistant Deputy Chief August J. Washington, University of Southern California Department of Public Safety, Southwest Command Staff and Investigating Detective's from Operations-South Bureau Sexual Assault Unit

When:
Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 11: 00 a.m.

Where:
77th Area Police Station, 7600 South Broadway, Los Angeles

Los Angeles-Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Sexual Assault Investigations Unit of Operations-South Bureau, are conducting the investigation of two separate sexual assaults of USC female students that occurred on August 20 and 23, 2004. The assaults occurred near the USC campus and the detectives are now seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect and or witnesses to the assaults.

The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 5’ 5" to 6’ tall, and 130-200 pounds with acne scars on his face. The vehicle he was driving was described as a white 4-door sedan or a burgundy 4-door smaller vehicle.

A composite drawing of the suspect will be shown at the news conference.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives Moses Castillo and Jose Chavez, Operations-South Bureau, at 213-473-4808. 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 advisory was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.