Dangerous Kidnap/Rape Suspect Sought

November 3, 2004

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police
Department is requesting the public’s assistance for information in
locating 34 year-old Kevin Hayes. He is described as a male Black
with black hair, brown eyes, 5’8″, 190 pounds. His last known
address was in the 2000 block of Sycamore Avenue in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
has issued a felony warrant for Hayes, charging him as the
suspect in a kidnap and rape, that occurred in the Wilshire Area.

On October 23, 2004, at about 5:45 a.m., Hayes drove up to the
victim at the bus stop at Pico Boulevard and Redondo Boulevard
and offered her a ride. The victim refused. Hayes demanded the
victim to get into his car and reached under his seat. The
victim, fearing the suspect would pull out a gun, got into the
car. Hayes drove the victim to an alley and sexually assaulted
her. When Hayes dropped off the victim, she wrote down the
license plate number of his car. Hayes’ car was located and is in
police custody.

Hayes should not be approached by the public as he is considered
“Armed and Dangerous.”

Anyone with information is requested to contact the
Operations-West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail, at 213-473-0447. On
weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number
at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police
Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.