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News Release

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Reseda: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division detectives arrested a suspect for multiple felony charges, including Sodomy and Oral copulation of unconscious victims involving minors.

On January 21, 2020 the suspect befriended a 16-year-old boy at a bus stop and eventually lured him back to his apartment, where he served the victim alcohol. The victim fell in and out of sleep and the suspect sodomized him.

On February 9, 2020, the suspect lured another 15-year-old boy to his residence. The suspect served the victim alcohol. The victim fell asleep from the effects of alcohol and was later awakened by the suspect orally copulating him.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect as Lewis Sibomana, a 30-year-old resident of Reseda. During the afternoon hours of Sunday, February 9, 2020, Lewis was arrested.

In addition to charges stemming from the sexual assaults, Lewis Sibomana was arrested for another count of sexual battery related to additional crimes already being investigated. These cases were presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney's Office filed counts for Sodomy with an unconscious victim, Oral copulation of an unconscious victim, and sexual battery.


Lewis Sibomana

Anyone with information, including possible additional victims, are urged to call Detective Katherine Gosser or Detective Baba, Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley Area Sexual Assault Unit, at (818) 374-7717 or (818) 374-7730. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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