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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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San Pedro: Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Area detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting women in the San Pedro area.

In April 2015, the suspect approached a 16-year-old female at a bus stop, made lewd and suggestive comments while fondling himself.

In June 2015, the suspect approached an adult female from behind, grabbed the victim's breasts, and exposed himself.

In November 2015, the suspect approached an adult female, exposed himself, and groped her breasts before fleeing.

One victim took the attached photo on her phone as suspect entered the bus.

The suspect is described only as a male Hispanic, 19-25 years old, standing 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 180-200 lbs. with black hair and unknown color eyes

All the assaults occurred in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles.

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 is asked to call Harbor Division Officer Orijel at (310) 726-7919 or (310) 726-7915. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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