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News Release

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Media Relations

Reward Offered for Serial Rapist

What:
Press Conference

When:
Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.

Where:
West valley Area Police Station, 19020 Vanowen Street, Reseda

Who:
Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives

Los Angeles: A series of sexual assaults have been reported in the San Fernando Valley. The suspect kidnaps his victims by forcing them into a car or forcing them from the sidewalk to a secluded area where he sexually assaults them. In one incident, the suspect entered a residence and assaulted the victim in her home.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 5'6"-5'9", 190-210 lbs., 20-29 years of age, heavy build. He possibly has a mustache and goatee and drives an older model Chevy, S-10 Blazer, red with black interior, spare tire in the back with a black cover.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a $25,000.00 reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of this dangerous sexual predator.

A New composite drawing of the suspect will be available for the media during the press conference.

Anyone with information is requested to call Robbery Homicide Division, Rape Special Section Detectives at 818-756-8309. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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



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