Lake Balboa: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division have released a photo of a suspect charged in a several sexual assault cases in the hope of identifying other victims.
22-year-old Omar Talley, a male Black has been charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office with three counts of rape with multiple victims, two counts of oral copulation, and one count of forcible acts of sexual penetration. He is being held in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with a bail of $1,600,000.
Talley claims to be a nightclub promoter and social media influencer. He moved from the state of New Jersey to California a few years ago, taking up residency in the Lake Balboa area of the San Fernando Valley. Talley would frequently travel to nightclubs in the Hollywood and West Hollywood Areas. He would then befriend young women in their early 20's and gain their confidence. Talley would then order a ride share service to transport himself and the young women to his residence in the 6600 block of Valjean Avenue, located in the Lake Balboa area or a nearby 'after party' location. Once at one of these locations, Talley would sexually assault the young women. Several of the women escaped during the attack, as one young woman did on July 11, 2019. This young woman immediately summoned for help and LAPD West Valley patrol officers responded to her location. Their investigation revealed Talley forced the woman to perform sexual acts, physically assaulted her and spoke degrading words to her during the commission of his criminal act. "It appears Omar Talley would be charming just before the sexual act, then change his demeanor and force the women to perform sexual acts against their will," stated Detective II Katherine Gosser.
Anyone with information related to this crime is urged to call Detective Wes Potter, West Valley Sex Crimes Unit, at (818) 374-7714 or Detective Katherine Gosser, West Valley Sex Crimes Unit, at (818) 374-7717. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."