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News Release

Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Sexual Assault at Fraternity Party

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying sexual predator(s) that attacked a 19-year-old woman.

On April 14, 2009, at around 10 p.m., the victim, a University of Southern California student, attended a social event at a fraternity house located in the 700 block of West 28th Street where she consumed punch which possibly contained an unknown intoxicant.  She became unconscious and when she awoke several hours later, she discovered she was partially unclothed and believed she had been sexually assaulted.  The victim sought medical treatment and notified law enforcement.

Based on a lengthy investigation, detectives believe that there might be additional victims and witnesses.  

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, Detective Monica Cross at 213-485-2921.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website www.lapdonline.org.  All tips are anonymous.