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Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect NR20055dm

Los Angeles: On February 14, 2020, Southwest Area officers arrested David Velazquez for Sexual Assault.

Velazquez worked as a tattoo artist at a tattoo shop located in the 4300 block of Crenshaw Boulevard. He has been named as the suspect in multiple sexual assault reports that also occurred at the same tattoo shop. During the reported incidents, the victims would disrobe specific clothing for tattoo work. Once the clothing was removed, Velazquez would sexually assault them. Detectives believe there are additional victims who have not filed police reports.




Anyone with additional information regarding David Velazquez, or anyone who may have been a victim, are asked to call Southwest Area Detective Javier Orijel at (323) 290-2976.

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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