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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Friday June 21st, 2019 :: 12:03 p.m. PDT

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#LASD SVB Concludes Investigation Involving Sexual Assaults Committed by Swim Instructor – Suspect Deceased

In December 2017, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau (SVB) began investigating the circumstances regarding the sexual assault of a child that occurred between the years of 2006 and 2011 by his swim instructor in Santa Clarita.  The victim told detectives that he had been assaulted by Suspect Jeremy Anderson, who was his swim instructor at an Aquatics Club in Santa Clarita. 
 
The allegations were brought to the attention of the Sheriff’s Department by a representative from SafeSport.  Safesport is an organization entrusted with the authority to respond to reports of sexual misconduct with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
 
As the investigation evolved, detectives identified additional victims who were victimized by Suspect Anderson.  The incidents with these multiple victims occurred at various locations between 2006 and 2017.  Suspect Anderson’s conduct included having sexually explicit conversations with the victims and soliciting child pornography. 
 
SVB detectives presented the results of the investigation to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office on December 18, 2018.  The district attorney’s office filed 19 counts of Lewd Acts with a Child and Possession of Child Pornography against Suspect Anderson. 
 
SVB detectives learned Suspect Anderson had fled from the United States prior to being able to take him into custody.  An arrest warrant was issued for his arrest at the time. 
 
On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the United States Marshal’s Service, Pacific South West Fugitive Task Force, assisted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department locating Suspect Anderson in Costa Rica.   Before he could be extradited to the United States, Suspect Anderson was hospitalized in Costa Rica.  
 
On Friday, June 21, 2019, SVB detectives received confirmation from the US Marshal’s Office that Suspect Anderson had died while hospitalized. 
 
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Special Victims Bureau is tasked with investigating the sexual and physical abuse of children and felonious sexual assaults involving adult victims.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at specialvictimsbureau@lasd.org.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
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Deputy Grace Medrano
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