February 12, 2020
The locations where the
crimes occurred is in the area of Hart Street and Laurel Canyon
between Vanowen Street and Sherman Way.
Los Angeles: Detectives from
the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Division
Sexual Assault Unit are seeking any additional persons that may
have been victimized by Simon Ruiz Hernandez, a defendant accused
of serial sexual assault.
On July 23, 2019, Simon Ruiz Hernandez was arrested for the sexual
assault of a minor and subsequent investigations revealed
additional victims. Simon Ruiz Hernandez is believed to have
assaulted minors that lived nearby as he would befriend children
and their families. Among the persons that he is believed to have
sexually assaulted was one adult that had been victimized as a
On February 10, 2020, Simon Ruiz Hernandez was held to answer in
court on multiple felony counts for sexual abuse of multiple minors
between the ages of 11 and 15 years old. His bail is set at 2.8
million dollars and, if convicted, could result in a sentence of
Simon Ruiz Hernandez’s first known allegation of a sexual offense
against a child occurred in 2004 and the heinous crimes alleged
against him came to an end when he was arrested on July 23, 2019.
Detectives believe that additional persons (minors, especially)
were sexually abused by Simon Ruiz Hernandez.
Simon Ruiz Hernandez
Detectives are asking anyone with further information to come
forward. Any additional information can be provided by calling the
North Hollywood Sexual Assault Unit at (818) 754 – 8435. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org
and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also
download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA
Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.