Los Angeles: On September 19, 2019, the Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division / Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU), assumed investigative responsibility from LAPD Southeast Division of an investigation involving Michael Edmond.
The investigation revealed multiple minor victims who alleged that they had been sexually abused by Edmond. Edmond was arrested on September 21, 2019 for 288.5 PC, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
On September 24, 2019, this case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for filing consideration, seven counts of 288 (b)(1) PC, Forcible Lewd Acts upon a Child Under Age of 14, one count of 288(a) PC Lewd Act Upon a Child Under the Age of 14 and a special allegation of 667.61 (j)(2) PC for multiple victims involved.
Edmond’s bail was set for $8,800,000.00.
Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim or has additional information regarding Edmond are encouraged to call the LAPD Sexual Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division at 213-486-0580, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.