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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Lewd Act Upon a Child in a Clothing Store Caught on Video NR17217sr

Los Angeles: Sexual Assault Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual predator.

On July 5, 2017 around 3:00 p.m., the suspect entered a local clothing store in the South 400 block of Los Angeles Street in the city of Los Angeles. The suspect entered the store and walked up to a young girl and grabbed her buttocks with his right hand. The suspect then fled the location on foot.

The suspect is described as a Male Black around 30-40 years of age. He is about 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 155 pounds. He was wearing a neon green tank top, baggy black shorts, multi-colored socks and black shoes. He was also wearing a large diamond stud earring in his left ear.

The suspect also matches the description and actions of a similar incident that occurred at the Los Angeles Public Library. The suspect approached a young girl in the children's section of the library and reached his hand between her legs. The young girl ran away from him.

**To view the video of the suspect please go to www.lapdonline.org.**

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Central Area Sexual Assault Detective Breegle at 213-996-1836. 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 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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