Altadena Deputies Nab Sexual Assault Suspect

Published : Friday, May 13, 2016 | 12:05 PM

Patrol Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s, Altadena station worked every angle to positively identify and arrest a suspect responsible for several sexual assaults along the Lake Avenue corridor of Altadena.

On April 15, 2016, a victim was touched inappropriately and a suspect was ultimately arrested. The suspect is being held in custody and awaiting a jury trial. Altadena patrol deputies worked closely with detectives and the victim of this most recent assault to positively identify the suspect. The suspect was also subsequently linked with at least five other incidents.

Over the past seven months the Lake Ave. corridor in Altadena has experienced several incidents of sexual battery, (inappropriate touching). Investigators believe there may be unreported victims. Investigators are seeking any additional victims that may have been touched inappropriately within the nearby community, and have not reported the incident to police.

Any victims or anyone with information are asked to call Detective Derric Taylor at (626) 296-2115 or email dhtaylor@LASD.org.

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