Devonshire: Detectives from
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division are seeking
additional victims who may have had contact with Hugo
On May 31, 2017, Patrick Henry Middle School at the 17300 block of
San Jose Street hosted a Field Trip. A parent by the name of Hugo
Paniagua, male Hispanic, 35 years old, participated in the field
trip as a chaperone.
During and after the field trip, Hugo Paniagua has been accused of
inappropriate contacts with a student that attended the field trip.
A school administrator became aware of the incident on June 1, 2017
and immediately notified the Devonshire Sexual Assault Unit.
Detectives conducted an investigation, which resulted in the arrest
of Mr. Paniagua on June 2, 2017, for Contacting a Minor with intent
to commit a felony.
Detectives are requesting a public canvass to identify other
potential victims of Paniagua. Parents with children who have had
contact with Paniagua are encouraged to speak with their children
to ensure the contact was appropriate.
If anyone has information pertaining to Paniagua’s inappropriate
conduct with a child, please contact us at Devonshire Area
Detectives at (818) 832-0609. 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 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.