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Thursday, March 6, 2008

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Police Seek Sexual Predator

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives have released a photograph of a man, arrested for multiple sexual assaults in order to identify additional possible victims.

On March 5, 2008, at 6:00 PM, detectives arrested 54-year-old Joseph Sheck, (aka Joey Malone) for numerous counts of sexual assaults at his home in the 17900 block of Montague Court, in Granada Hills.

Sheck, a co-owner and teacher at The Performing Arts Center, located at 7932 Haskell Avenue, allegedly sexually assaulted several young adult female students at his art center.

According to detectives, Sheck intimidated and threatened to “black ball” the students from talent agencies if they refused his sexual advances.

The assaults occurred between October 2007 to February 2008.

Sheck’s bail was set at $225,000.00.

Police are asking if any current or former students who may have been victimized by Sheck are urged to call Van Nuys Area Sexual Assault Unit at 818-374-0093. On weekends or during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).





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