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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Investigators Seeking Additional Victims of Kidnap/ Sexual Assault NR17198ti

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, is investigating a Kidnap/Sexual Assault of a 24-year-old female.

During the early morning hours of June 23, 2017, a female entered an UBER vehicle in the Downtown area of Los Angeles, and requested a destination in the Hollywood Area. The victim was unconscious, when the suspect drove her to a motel in the San Fernando Valley and sexually assaulted her.

On June 23, 2017, around 9:15 p.m., Detectives arrested 46-year-old Alaric Spence of North Hollywood, for kidnapping to commit a sex crime. A search warrant was served at Spence's residence, and evidence was collected. The case will be presented to the District Attorney's Office on June 26, 2017. Spence is being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims of other unreported incidents and are asking for the public's assistance in locating them.

Anyone with information about additional victims is asked to call Robbery Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, Detective Carla Zuniga, at (213) 486-6910. 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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