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Suspect Rapes Victim In East Hollywood NR19076sr

March 28, 2019

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March 22, 2019

The area the victim was lured to is described as an emergency exit "stairwell." The suspect has been seen in Santa Monica and may frequent the Compton area.


East Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect who sexually assaulted a victim.

On March14, 2019, around 6 p.m., in the 1500 block of North Vermont, the victim asked the suspect for directions. The suspect then lured the victim into a secluded, emergency exit-room at the Metro Red-Line Station. The suspect strangled, punched and raped the victim. The suspect is a transient who frequents the Metro Stations from Compton to Santa Monica Stations.

The suspect is described as a male Black, brown eyes, stands between 5 feet and 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds to 180 pounds, shaved head, wears an earring on his right ear, has a 2- inch to 3- inch scar on his left forearm, wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeast Detective Rodriguez at 323-561-3328. 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 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Detectives Seeking Additional Victims of a Sexual Predator NR19073ti

Los Angeles: On February 14, 2019, Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Detectives arrested 56-year-old Felipe Ceja Bautista for multiple sexual assault related offenses.

Felipe began his criminal career as a child molester in 1991 while living in Pacoima. He victimized children from multiple families starting in 1991 and continued possibly through 2018.

After the first victim came forward, an extensive investigation began which lead to Felipe being arrested and charged with lewd acts on a child, rape, and continuous sexual abuse on a child. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is handling the prosecution.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mission Area Sex Assault Detective Kittle at (818) 838-9810 or Detective Santa at (818) 838-9800. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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Los Angeles: Southern Californians once again awoke to the disturbing news of a terrorist attack, this time in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Los Angeles Police Department continues to communicate with fellow law enforcement partners both domestically and over-seas. At this time, there is no nexus to Los Angeles. However, we are working with the Metropolitan Transit Authority as well as other local agencies to ensure our commuting public is safe and secure. Out of an abundance of caution, the Department will have a very visible presence throughout the transit system. Today's violence is a sobering reminder once again. If you should see something out of the ordinary, please notify authorities or report it to iWATCHLA.org. If you see something, say something.