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News Release

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Rape Suspect Arrested

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police have ended their manhunt for a parolee at large being sought for a sexual assault that took place in a woman’s home in the Wilshire area on January 1, 2008.

On January 15, 2008, detectives staked out a home in the 2500 block of South Bronson Avenue, after they received information that convicted sex offender, Damicii Deandre Brown, 35, would occasionally stop by to visit family members. Brown was a transient and had been living on the streets, authorities said. Several hours later, investigators saw Brown pull up in a stolen Toyota Solara and immediately took him into custody.

The actual sexual assault incident occurred around 1:40 p.m., when Brown vehemently knocked on the woman’s front door. When the woman refused to open the door, he entered the home through an open window and committed the sexual assault, detectives said.

The victim was able to identify Brown from a police line up.

In 2007, Brown was released on parole after he served a 14 year prison sentence for a 1993 kidnap and rape.

Investigators believe Brown may be linked to other sexual assaults in nearby areas and are asking additional victims and witnesses to come forth and call police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Operations-West-Bureau Sexual Assault Detectives Alma Mercado or Roger Klohr at 213-473-0447. During off-hours or on weekends call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).