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News Release

Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Media Relations

Health Care Worker Arrested for Lewd Conduct

Canoga Park: On September 12, 2000, a 13-year-old female patient at Pine Grove Behavioral Health Care Center in Canoga Park, alleged that she and 26-year-old Quincy Crawford, a mental health care worker, engaged in sexual acts at the facility.

Based on the information from the victim, a warrant was obtained for Crawford's arrest on September 13, 2000. Following an interview with Crawford at the facility, he was taken into custody and booked at Van Nuys Jail.

On September 15, 2000, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed two counts of Lewd Acts with a Child Under 14 Years of Age. Crawford was released on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment in Division 30 on October 6, 2000.

Anyone with information regarding this case or other possible victims are encouraged to call the Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division Sexually Exploited Child Unit at 213-485-2883.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.

For Release 5:00 pm PDT
September 19, 2000