Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives have arrested a Los Angeles resident on three felony counts of sexual assault involving two women. The first case occurred in 2012 and the second one in 2014. There is also a third case, which is still pending review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.
On September 24, 2014, 33-year-old Kai Andrew Bannon was arrested at his home in the 300 block of North Sierra Bonita on a felony warrant stemming from the 2012 and 2014 sexual assault cases. Both assaults occurred at his Los Angeles residence. The first victim met Bannon when she responded to a roommate wanted advertisement. The second victim met him through a friend.
On September 25, 2014, Kai Andrew Bannon was arraigned by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on three felony counts including rape and sodomy. Bannon is in custody and will be scheduled for a preliminary hearing at a later date. His bail is set at $300,000.
Bannon is originally from Oregon and is currently a student at a local university. In 2010, Bannon was arrested for rape in the State of Massachusetts, but was found not guilty at trial.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations-West Bureau, Sexual Assault Detail at (213) 473-0447 between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. M-F. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.