Sexual Predator Sought By Detectives

July 30, 2008

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a 12-year-old child.

LAPD Newton Detectives are searching for 21-year-old Juan Carlos Montalvo (aka Elmer Piedrahita) in connection with the sexual assault of his 12-year-old cousin. Montalvo, who was living with the victim at the time, had sexual intercourse with the victim on multiple occasions. When the victim’s parents discovered the relationship, Montalvo left the house but has maintained contact with the victim.

Montalvo is Hispanic, 5 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds. He is known to hang out in the area of Manchester Boulevard and San Pedro Street. Investigators believe that Montalvo may attempt to kidnap the victim and flee to Mexico with her.

Investigators are asking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect as they consider him a continued threat to the victim and the community.

Anyone with information on Montalvo’s whereabouts is urged to contact Newton Detectives Miriam Ramirez or Michael Fukuda at 323-846-6576 during business hours. On weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).