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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Sexual Assault Fugitives Captured in Florida NR17311dm

Los Angeles: On May 4, 2000, the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division opened an investigation into a sexual assault involving a 16-year-old female student.

The sexual assault was discovered when students attending a school camping trip noticed that another student had slept in the same room with two adults. The victim told several students that she was sexually involved with both adults. The suspects were identified as 43-year-old Channel Nicola Warren of Los Angeles, and 52-year-old Joseph Horace Green of Lancaster, California. Green is a registered sex offender. Felony sexual assault warrants were issued for both suspects.

On September 24, 2017, the case was featured on CNN's Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh: School of Lies." Shortly thereafter, investigators discovered that the suspects had taken up residency in Florida under false names.

On October 18, 2017, both suspects were arrested in Plantation, Florida, by FBI South Florida Fugitive and Violent Crimes Task Force and LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives. Both Warren and Green are awaiting extradition to Los Angeles, California.

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