Kidnap/Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

August 29, 2008

News Conference

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:30 a.m.

Northeast Area Community Police Station
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District
Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Commanding Officer, Operations Central-Bureau
Captain William Murphy, Northeast Area Commanding Officer

Northeast Sex Crime Detectives will be announcing the arrest of a suspect whom they believe is responsible for a sexual assault that occurred in July, 2008.

On July 26, 2008, at around 5:30 a.m., a 23-year old woman was kidnapped from a bus stop at the corner of Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevards. The suspect forced the woman into his car and drove her to a secluded area. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim, took her property and drove off.

Detectives continued their investigation and upon identifying the suspect, he was taken into custody in the afternoon of August 28, 2008.

Northeast Sex Crime Detectives can be reached at 213-847-5454.