Sex Crime Suspect Arrested in East Los Angeles Detectives Seeking Additional Victims NR11132gb

March 28, 2011

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Hollenbeck Area, Sex Crimes Unit Detectives have arrested 28-year-old Edward Gonzalez for Unlawful Sex with a Minor.

On March 25, 2011, at around 7:50 p.m., Hollenbeck Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of a kidnap in progress in the 300 block of Cornwell Street in LAPD’s Hollenbeck area.  The officers were flagged down by community members who were holding down the suspect of the alleged kidnap.

Detective’s further investigation revealed that Gonzalez was seen earlier, approaching several small children, who were playing in the area with the promise of giving the children money. He then lured a 6-year-old girl to accompany him to a local school.  Once at school, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim inside a utility closet.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and later released.

Gonzalez is a male Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He is currently on Parole and a resident of the area.  He was booked into Men’s Central Jail on March 26, 2011 and is facing charge for a sex crime against a minor under 10 years of age or younger and is being held on $250,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Area Sex Crime Unit detectives at 323-342-8994.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.