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News Release

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Media Relations

Investigators Seeking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault NR15198jk

Los Angeles: Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division arrested 25-year-old Ary Alvarenga for kidnap and sexual assault.

On June 8, 2015, around 6:45 p.m. Alvarenga was arrested in the 7000 block of Lennox Avenue in Van Nuys, where he resides. Alvarenga sexually assaulted three victims, all under the age of 14.

The District Attorney has filed three felony counts against Alvarenga and his bail has been set at $3,200,000.

Detectives believe there may be other unreported sexual assault victims and are asking for the public's assistance in locating additional victims.

Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to call Van Nuys Division Detective Mendoza at (818) 374-1924 or (818) 374-0040. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.