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News Release

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Media Relations

Sexual Assault Suspect on the Loose

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect who was responsible for two sexual assaults.

On November 7, 2008, at approximately 10:00 a.m. on the 6400 block of West Sunset Boulevard, the suspect followed a 13-year-old juvenile female victim into a stairwell and sexually battered her. The suspect left the scene on foot.

On November 11, 2008, at approximately 6:30 p.m. on the 500 block of South Hobart Boulevard, the suspect followed a 19-year-old woman into her apartment building. After confronting her and taking her money, the suspect forced the victim into a stairwell and sexually battered her.

In both attacks, the suspect was described as a 25-30 years old, male Hispanic, approximately 5'09" tall, and heavy build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Operations West Bureau Sex Crimes at 213-473-0447. After-hours and on weekends calls may be directed to the 24-hour, toll-free number, 1-877-LAPD24-7 (527-3247) or texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website, and can remain anonymous.