Seeking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect NA18055ti

March 29, 2018

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9 a.m.

WHERE: Van Nuys Division (Court House Quad Area) 6240 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91401

WHO: LAPD Captain III Lillian Carranza, Commanding Officer, Van Nuys Area LAPD Lieutenant Jim Gavin, Commanding Officer, Van Nuys Detectives LAPD Lieutenant Manny Martinez, Assistant Commanding Officer, Van Nuys Detectives

WHY: Mr. Bernback is known to have trolled adult websites seeking companionship with women, for which he would compensate them with money. He would arrange meetings with women at his residence and would engage in consensual sexual activities. However, Mr. Bernback would exceed the activities that were initially discussed, forcing victims to participate in sexual activities that were injurious to the victims. Van Nuys Sex Detectives developed information to indicate that Bernback has preyed upon women in this manner since 2013. Any additional victims who may have been reluctant to report similar crimes committed by Bernback are encouraged to contact Van Nuys Detective Division.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.