Seeking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect NR18097ti

March 29, 2018

Sherman Oaks: On August 13,
2015, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys
Division, executed a search warrant at a private residence located
near the 4200 block of Sunnyslope Avenue. Detectives arrested
65-year-old Michael Bernback for Rape. Bernback posted bail and is
awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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.


Anyone with additional information is urged to call Van Nuys
Detective Householder at (818) 374-0010 or (818) 374-0040. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS(800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.