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News Release

Friday, September 11, 2015

Media Relations

Investigators Seeking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault NR15309mjl

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division arrested 62-year-old Michael Leslie Bernback for sexual assault.

On August 13, 2015, around 7:30 a.m., Bernback was arrested in the 4200 block of Sunnyslope Avenue in Sherman Oaks, where he resides.

The District Attorney's Office has filed several felony counts against Bernback.

Detectives believe there may be other unreported 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.