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News Release

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Media Relations

Update- Detectives Seek Additional Sexual Assault Victims

"Update- Detectives Seek Additional Sexual Assault Victims"

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, January 27, 2004, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section, arrested Werner Heinrich Carpenter (A.K.A Henry Carpenter) for two drug-induced sexual assaults that occurred in 2003. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed twelve felony counts against Carpenter for charges that include sexual assault of a drugged or unconscious person. A search warrant of Carpenter’s residence revealed digital photographs of nude, unconscious females, whose identities are still unknown.

Werner Heinrich Carpenter is described as a 48 year-old male Caucasian, 5’11", 170 lbs, bald head, hazel eyes. He is a school teacher and a part-time stand-up comedian. He resides in the City of Tarzana, and is known to frequent bars in the West Valley Area of Los Angeles.

Anyone who has been acquainted with and victimized by Carpenter is urged to contact Robbery-Homicide Detectives, Rape Special Section, at 213-485-2921. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Sandra Escalante, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.


Since the press conference revealing the suspects photographs, on January 27, 2004, another female victim has come forward alleging that she was drugged and raped by Carpenter. .