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News Release

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Media Relations

13 Year-Old Girl Abducted At Gun Point

 

WHO:
Robbery Homicide Division Detectives

WHAT:
Press Conference Asking the Public’s Help in Identifying a Dangerous Sexual Predator Suspect

WHEN:
Thursday, October 16, 2003
5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Van Nuys Area Police Station (out front)
6240 Sylmar Avenue
Van Nuys

Los Angeles: On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at about 7:00 a.m., the victim a 13 year-old female Hispanic and resident of Van Nuys was abducted as she walked to Fulton Middle School with a friend. The victim was forced at gunpoint into a vehicle by a male Hispanic suspect, who then drove her to a secluded location and sexually assaulted her.

Robbery Homicide Division Rape Special Section is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a dangerous sexual predator.

At the press conference a composite sketch of the suspect along with a photograph similar to the vehicle the suspect was driving during the attack will be made available to the news media.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Robbery Homicide Division Rape Special Section at 213-485-2921 or the Van Nuys Homicide Unit at 818-756-8377. On weekends and during off-hours please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213 485-3586.