Detectives Seek Additional Victims in Sexual Assault Case

February 25, 2009

News Conference

Thursday, February 26, 2009
11:15 a.m.

Metropolitan Dispatch Center (front)
100 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Councilmember Wendy Greuel, District 2
Councilmember Jack Weiss, District 5
Deputy Chief Charlie Beck, Commanding Officer, Detective Bureau
Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Commanding Officer, Operation – Valley Bureau
Captain Denis Cremins, Commanding Officer, Robbery-Homicide Division
Captain Kelly Mulldorfer, Commanding Officer, Van Nuys Division
Lieutenant Felicia Hall, Officer in Charge, RHD Sexual Assaults Section
Robbery-Homicide Detective Adolfo Contreras

Robbery-Homicide Detectives will be announcing the identity of a suspect responsible for the abduction and sexual assault of an 8-year-old boy.

On June 13, 2007, the boy was walking home from school with his caregiver when he ran ahead of her.  The caregiver lost sight of the boy near the corner of Atoll Avenue and Victory Boulevard.   The suspect, driving a black compact 4-door vehicle, stopped the car, grabbed the boy and pulled him inside.  The suspect drove to a location and sexually assaulted him.

DNA evidence from the crime scene was linked to the suspect.  The suspect is currently in custody on unrelated felony charges.  The suspect’s background revealed that he used to work at various hospitals.  Detectives are seeking additional victims who may  have been sexually assaulted by the suspect.

A photo of the suspect will be on display.

If you have any questions regarding this news conference, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.