- Monday January 9th, 2012 :: 12:06 p.m. PST
**News Release** Sheriff's detectives seeks public's assistance in identifying the rapist of a 14-year-old girl
On Monday evening January 02, 2012, a fourteen year old Hispanic female was sexually assaulted in the 17000 block of Main St. La Puente. The victim was approached by the suspect believed to be a male Hispanic of Guatemalan descent, approximately 18-22 years old, 5’05”-5’07”, 150-160 lbs., black hair worn in a distinctive “faux hawk”, and a smooth face. The victim recognized the suspect who was at her apartment complex visiting ex-coworkers who could only identify him as "Michael." The suspect engaged the victim in conversation and accompanied her as she walked to the trash dumpsters, there he pulled her behind a wall and sexually assaulted her. The suspect then fled the location onto Main St., and out of view.
Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspect. Anyone with information regarding the identification or whereabouts of the suspect can contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau at 11515 S. Colima Rd. D-106 Whittier, CA 90604 or call 877-710-5273.
For additional information contact:
Special Victims Bureau
Detective Amber Montegro 562-619-1682 or
Detective Bryan Sirkel 562-305-1137
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau
4700 Ramona Boulevard,
Monterey Park, CA 91714
LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
211 West Temple Street, Hall of Justice - First floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012