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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Friday August 13th, 2010 :: 08:29 p.m. PDT

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Sexual Assault Suspect Identified. Warrant Issued. Very mobile. Help us find him.

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station have identified a suspect believed to be responsible for a violent sexual assault that occurred in Castaic on Thursday, August 20, 2009. DNA evidence has returned a match to Eugene Lee Upshaw. Detectives are trying to locate Upshaw who may be anywhere in the nation.
Visit the following link for additional information: http://bit.ly/aCWXPx
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have identified a suspect believed to be responsible for a violent sexual assault that occurred in Castaic on Thursday, August 20, 2009. DNA evidence has returned a match to the man pictured here -- Eugene Lee Upshaw.
Detectives are seeking public assistance in locating Upshaw who may be anywhere in the nation, but was believed to be in Phoenix, Arizona in July 2010. A 10 million dollar warrant has been issued by the San Fernando Superior Court for the arrest of Upshaw who will face numerous felony charges including sexual assault, kidnapping, assault with a deadly, rape by force, sodomy, and other sex crimes. Upshaw was arrested in 1991 and 1994 in Gallup, New Mexico for sex crimes and he should be considered very dangerous.
The incident occurred on Thursday night, August 20th, 2009 in Castaic, unincorporated Los Angeles County. The suspect asked the victim for a ride and she agreed to provide it to him if he bought her a bottle of alcohol. The suspect drove the victim’s vehicle to a remote dirt road in the Castaic area where she was assaulted and raped. Upshaw may be responsible for similar crimes in other states and commonly works as a commercial truck driver. He may live on or frequent Indian reservations.

To view the original 2009 press releases regarding this case click here: http://bit.ly/aCWXPx To view or print the entire law enforcement Special Bulletin pertaining to this case click on the image to the left or visit our "SCV Sheriff Special Bulletins" section of SCVSheriff.com or click here: http://bit.ly/aCWXPx

Click this link to view video of the suspect: http://bit.ly/aCWXPx
Click this link to see or print the complete Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Wanted Bulletin: http://bit.ly/aCWXPx
Anyone with information regarding this crime or the suspect depicted in the video is asked to immediately contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at (661) 255-1121 or Detective Dave Campbell the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Robbery and Assault Team at (661) 799-5143. If you spot this suspect or crimes in progress you should immediately report it by dialing 9-1-1.
Press inquiries should be directed to Sergeant Harris of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at (661) 510-1827 or Lieutenant Brenda Cambra at (661) 799-5815. Please do not contact the detective directly unless you have information about the suspect or his whereabouts.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.

If You See Something, Say Something! Anyone with information about this or another crime is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Valley Station at (661) 255-1121.
If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you can call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477); texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637); or using the web site http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Always verify the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's information and news releases by visiting our Web site at SCVSheriff, the city of Santa Clarita's Web site at Santa-Clarita, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Web site at LASD or a trusted local news source. Five other local news outlets are KHTS AM-1220, The Signal, SCVTV, The West Ranch Beacon and Santa Clarita Guide. For questions regarding this release, contact Sergeant Harris at (661) 799-5814.

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211 E Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Sergeant Harris
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
661-510-1827

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