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News Release

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Rape and Sexual Battery Victims Sought as Predator Targets Korean Models NR14434jk

Koreatown:   Suspect places advertisements for models, coerces them to perform sexual acts and threatens deportation if they do not comply.

On October 26, 2014, around 1:00 p.m., the Suspect, Jung Park met with the victim after placing an advertisement for body paint models.  He asked the victim to disrobe and pose nude for photos.  Park then began to inappropriately touch the victim and he attempted to rape her.  As she refused his sexual advances, he threatened to report her to Immigration and Naturalization Services.  Several victims have come forward and reported similar experiences with Park during photo sessions and interviews at his place of business.
Investigators are asking for any additional victims who responded to these advertisements to come forward.  These advertisements were listed in Korean newspapers, websites and radio stations, which were run by Simple Touch Entertainment.  

Park is described as a 41-year-old Korean male who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Operations- West Bureau, Sexual Assault Detail Detective Maltos or Detective Runyon (Korean Speaker) at (213) 473-0447.  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