Los Angeles: On Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a male suspect approached a female who was walking in the area of Washington Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. After a brief confrontation, the suspect armed himself with a knife and sexually assaulted the victim.
The suspect is described as a light-complected male black, approximately 20-25 years old.
He stands 5’10-6’00 tall, weighs 155-170 pounds, is clean-shaven and wears a possible fade style haircut.
This suspect is also believed to be the same man from a previous sexual assault that occurred on March 15, 2004, in the area of 20th Street and Magnolia Avenue.
Detectives from the Rampart Sexual Assault Unit are handling the investigation and are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect or provide information about either incident. Please contact the Rampart Detectives, at 213-207-2151 or 213-207-2024. On weekends or after hours, contact the toll free 24-hour number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.