Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault NR17107lp

April 18, 2017

Los Angeles: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Division are seeking
additional victims who may have had contact with Enefiok Edem who
was arrested earlier today for sexual assault.
Edem was arrested on Monday, April 17, 2017, around 10:30 a.m. in
connection to a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday, April 16,
2017, around 12:00 p.m. Edem approached the victim who was standing
near the bus bench at Woodman Avenue and Oxnard Street after having
exited the metro Orange Line. Edem offered the victim a ride which
she initially refused, but ultimately accepted to go with Edem. The
suspect told the victim that he could drive her to her friend’s
house but that he first needed to make a stop. Edem then drove the
victim to a secluded area where the victim tried to escape. Edem
physically assaulted the victim and then sexually assaulted
Edem is a sex registrant with a lengthy criminal record. Detectives
believe there may be additional victims of other unreported
incidents and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating

Enefiok Edem
Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to
call Van Nuys detectives, at (818) 374-0040. During non-business
hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call
the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477)
or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.