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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Police Looking for North Hollywood Sexual Assault Suspect NR10126rf

Los Angeles. On March 11, 2010, around 12:45 a.m., a 37-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in a North Hollywood parking lot.

The incident began when an unidentified suspect started following the victim for several blocks as she walked down Lankershim Boulevard.  After finally catching up with her in the 6900 block of Lankershim Boulevard, he grabbed her arm by force and led her to a nearby parking lot where he ordered her to undress.  After sexually assaulting her, he left the area on foot and was last seen in the vicinity of Lankershim Boulevard and Hart Street.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 24-26 years of age with curly or wavy shoulder- length hair.  He stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact LAPD North Hollywood Detectives Murachver or Zavala at 818-623-4090.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to the North Hollywood Police Station desk at 818-623-4016 or to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters can also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.