Suspect Wanted for Kidnap Sexual Assault NR22299ml

October 12, 2022

October 12, 2022


Edward William “Willie” Banks

Los Angeles:  In the evening hours of Tuesday, October 11, 2022, several citizen tips directed officers to a potential suspect in the 2500 block of Mallory Street.  Hollenbeck officers responded and located the suspect, Edward William Banks, 27 years-of-age, a resident of Los Angeles.  Banks was arrested and booked for 209(b)(1) PC-Aggravated Kidnapping to Commit Rape. His bail is set at $1,000,000 (Booking No. 6481563).  This case will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.


Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for Kidnap Sexual Assault.

On October 11, 2022, the Los Angeles Police Department received information of a sexual assault investigation at a park in the 4700 block Klamath Street. Preliminary investigation revealed an unknown suspect approached a 14-year-old victim.

The suspect threatened the victim with a weapon and forced the victim into a bathroom. The suspect then proceeded to sexually assault the victim. The suspect left the location in an unknown direction.

Portions of this incident were captured on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). The initial suspect description is of a male Black, curly hair, a goatee, wearing a white shirt with green and red stripes, and dark jeans.

Please see below video link of suspect

At this time, the investigation is on-going and anyone with information regarding this individual is asked to call Juvenile Division at (213) 486-0570, from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.