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News Release

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Media Relations

Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault NR17107lp

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division are seeking additional victims who may have had contact with Enefiok Edem who was arrested earlier today for sexual assault.
Edem was arrested on Monday, April 17, 2017, around 10:30 a.m. in connection to a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday, April 16, 2017, around 12:00 p.m. Edem approached the victim who was standing near the bus bench at Woodman Avenue and Oxnard Street after having exited the metro Orange Line. Edem offered the victim a ride which she initially refused, but ultimately accepted to go with Edem. The suspect told the victim that he could drive her to her friend's house but that he first needed to make a stop. Edem then drove the victim to a secluded area where the victim tried to escape. Edem physically assaulted the victim and then sexually assaulted her.
Edem is a sex registrant with a lengthy criminal record. Detectives believe there may be additional victims of other unreported incidents and are asking for the public's assistance in locating them.

Enefiok Edem
Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to call Van Nuys detectives, at (818) 374-0040. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip.