News Conference Informing the Public on the Arrest of a Dangerous Sexual Predator
Thursday October 30, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.
Ahmanson Recruit Training Center (out front), 5651 Manchester Avenue, Westchester, CA
Los Angeles: On Thursday, September 4, 2003, Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section, assumed investigative responsibilities for a series of sexual assault related crimes in the Westchester Area. There were six crimes associated with this series that began on August 14, 2003. Four of these crimes were hot prowl sexual assaults, one of which occurred in the City of Inglewood, one was an attempt burglary and one was a prowling incident only.
The prowling incident occurred on September 30, 2003 at 5:00 a.m. In this incident a male Black was seen looking into a bathroom window in the 8800 block of Ramsgate Avenue. The suspect fled in a blue SAAB before officers arrived. On October 10, 2003, at 4:00 a.m., Pacific Area officers observed a male Black driving a blue SAAB leaving the area of Ramsgate Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified as 38 year-old Jerome Green. Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section detectives, who were also working in the area, responded to the location where Green was being detained. Green voluntarily submitted to oral swabbing and was released.
On October 23, 2003, Scientific Investigation Division contacted detectives in the morning and advised that Green’s DNA has been linked to one of the crime scenes. Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section detectives responded and arrested Green.
On October 27, 2003 the case was presented to Deputy District Attorney Christi Frey, who filed 11 felony counts. Bail was set at $11,000,000.00
This news advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.