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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault NR17120jh

Mission Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division are seeking additional victims who may have had contact with Jorge Enrique Lopez-Maza, aka "Julio Ramirez-Sarmiento."

On April 21, 2017, Lopez-Maza approached a lost six-year-old female child inside a shopping center in Panorama City. He engaged in a conversation with her, gained her trust, and subsequently lured her outside into an isolated area of the parking lot. Lopez-Maza then sexually assaulted her behind some metal recycling bins.

Jorge Enrique Lopez-Maza, a 26-year-old from Los Angeles, was arrested on April 21, 2017 and booked for 209(A) PC - Kidnap to Commit Lewd Act Upon a Child. Lopez-Maza is currently in custody and being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to call Detective Support and Vice Division Threat Management Unit, Detective Madero, at (213) 996-1375. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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