Rape Suspect Arrested NR19272ml

October 8, 2019


Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s
Southwest Division, discovered evidence of another victim whom we
have not yet identified.

The assault may have occurred during the early hours of Thursday,
January 16, 2019.

We believe that there are many more unidentified victims. We would
caution people not to take rides from anyone other than the person
on a rideshare application they ordered.

A ride share safety tips PSA has been created at LAPD Southwest

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police
Department’s Southwest Division have released a photo of a suspect
charged in two sexual assault cases in the hope of identifying
other victims.

The first reported incident occurred in October 2018. The victim
consumed alcoholic drinks inside of a night club in West Hollywood.
The victim left the night club alone, and intoxicated.

The suspect approached the victim, and offered a ride home at a
fare lower than rideshare services. The intoxicated victim agreed,
and subsequently lost consciousness on the way home due to level of
intoxication. When the victim regained consciousness, in the back
seat of the vehicle being sexually assaulted by the suspect.

The second reported incident involved a different victim attending
the same night club in September 2019. The victim attended the club
with friends and consumed alcoholic beverages inside of the club.
The victim left the club alone and intoxicated.

The victim had lapses of awareness, and recalled being in the
suspect’s vehicle after leaving the club. The victim lost
consciousness in the suspect’s vehicle, and awoke to the sexual

During the investigations, both victims identified Dayvid Sherman.
In both incidents, Sherman was providing transportation services in
a large Black SUV.

On October 3, 2019 at 11:35 a.m., LAPD detectives have arrested
Dayvid Sherman for 261 (a) (3) PC, Rape of an Intoxicated Person a
felony, Bail Set at $200,000.00.

Sherman is described as a 48-year-old, male, Black, black hair,
brown eyes, and standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Anyone with additional information regarding Dayvid Sherman or any
additional victims are asked to call Southwest Area Detective
Javier Orijel, at (323) 290-2976. 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
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipster 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.