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News Release

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Media Relations

Suspected Sexual Child Abuser Arrested NR16172aj

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU), Juvenile Division, conducted an investigation involving William Webb, an assistant principal at Ramon C. Cortines High School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The SECU detectives assumed investigative responsibility in February 2015, after receiving a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) alleging that a prior student of Mr. Webb had been sexually abused by him while Webb was assigned to Vista Middle School. The abuse began in 2006 when the victim was 14-years-old.

On May 17, 2016, the investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. Webb. His bail was set at $120,000. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has filed one count of 288(c)(1) PC -Lewd Acts with a Child, one count of 288(A)(B)(1) PC- Oral Copulation, and one count of 286(B)(1) PC- Sodomy.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division at 213-486-0580, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."