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News Release

Friday, August 20, 2010

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Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Suspect Sought NR10422rh


The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Long Beach Police Departments (LBPD) joined resources to capture a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman as she entered her home on 120th and San Pedro Streets.  On August 20, 2010, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the crime information and suspect description was released to the public and by 6:00 p.m., the suspect was detained as he exited an apartment complex in the 5400 block of Paramount Boulevard in Long Beach.

Detectives assigned to the LAPD, Special Assault Section, Robbery-Homicide Division, Southeast Area Detectives and Gang Officers utilized Department resources and worked throughout the day to conduct follow-ups on investigative leads.  One lead revealed the suspect could be in the City of Long Beach.  Detectives contacted LBPD for help in attempting to locate the man who matched the suspect description wanted for the home invasion and sexual assault. 

As the Southeast Gang Officers were canvassing the 5400 block of Paramount Boulevard they noticed a man resembling the wanted suspect.  The suspect walked out of the apartment complex.  He was immediately detained without incident.

The Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives’ subsequent investigation led them to place the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Dedrick Brown, under arrest for Penal Code (PC) Section 261 with special circumstances under 667.61 PC- felony sex offenses specified.  Brown was booked at 77th Regional Jail with a $1 million dollar bail.

Due to the sensitivity of the on-going investigation, detectives are unable to reveal the resources utilized that led them to the City of Long Beach or any further details of the investigation at this time.

Robbery-Homicide Division would like to thank all of those involved for their assistance in helping to capture this violent suspect before the close of business.

Los Angeles:
  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Special Assault Section, Robbery-Homicide Division detectives are investigating a home invasion and sexual assault of a woman in the South Los Angeles area.

Today, at around 8:30 this morning, on 120th Street and San Pedro Street, a woman was returning to her home after checking her mailbox when a man suddenly appeared from behind and forced the woman into her residence.  While inside, the suspect hit the victim several times with a hard object.  The two struggled and the suspect then sexually assaulted the victim.  He then locked her in a closet and robbed her of her personal belongings.  It is unknown if he left on foot, or a vehicle or what direction he went.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 30 years old with a bald head, goatee, multiple tattoos and heavy build.  He stands between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 8 inches tall.   

The victim was treated and released at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained as a result of the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jesse Alvarado, Robbery-Homicide Division, at 213-486-6910.   During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.