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News Release

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Media Relations

Sexual Assault Suspect in Custody NR17254ml

Van Nuys: On September 5, 2017, members of the FBI/LAPD Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Antonio Reyes a resident of Arleta for attempted rape.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 5:45 a.m., the victim was walking in the area of 14000 block of Vanowen Street in the City of Van Nuys. As she was approaching her apartment, she was confronted by Antonio Reyes.
After numerous leads from the public, detectives were able to identify Antonio Reyes as the suspect.

On September 5, 2017, acting on a tip the FBI/LAPD Violent Fugitive Task Force located the suspect in Arleta while he was working as a laborer and took him into custody without incident.

Detectives have provided Antonio Reyes photos in case there may be additional victims of other unreported incidents and are asking for the public's assistance in locating them.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Area Detectives at 818-374-9500. 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. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.