Los Angeles: On May 9, 2019,
detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) North
Hollywood area, working together with the LAPD/U.S. Marshalls
Fugitive Task Force, arrested Allen Dante Villarreal. He was
identified through his DNA for at least two sexual assaults in the
San Fernando Valley. One sexual assault of a minor occurred in 2018
within LAPD’s Topanga area, and a subsequent 2019 sexual assault
occurred in the LAPD North Hollywood area. Villarreal was also
identified as a suspect in a 2012 sexual assault of a minor in the
state of Ohio.
Villarreal would initially contact his victims on the street and
would later sexually assault them. The victims did not know
Villarreal. The identified victims ranged between 15-23 years of
age at the time of the commission of the sexual assaults.
The investigation has revealed that Villarreal may have been
transient over various time periods within the past few years. He
has been known to frequent and/or stay in the following areas
within the County of Los Angeles: Santa Monica, Hollywood, San
Fernando Valley, Compton, Carson and West LA.
Villarreal recently obtained a tattoo on his face but did not have
one during the known sexual assaults. He has been known to have
short hair or short dread-lock style haircuts.
(without tattoo) (with tattoo)
The cases were presented to, and reviewed by, the Los Angeles
County District Attorney’s Office. On April 26, 2019, felony
charges were filed against Villarreal in case #LA090402. On
September 4, 2019, additional felony charges were filed against
Villarreal for sexual offenses in case #LA091188. Both pending
criminal cases continue to be handled by the Victim Impact Unit
(V.I.P.) of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Van
Law Enforcement believes that he is possibly involved in additional
sexual assaults throughout the City of Los Angeles and surrounding
areas. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective John
Perez, North Hollywood Sexual Assault Unit, at (818) 754-8429.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed
to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.