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.
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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 Nuys Branch.
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.