Detectives Seek Public's Help In Finding Sexual Predators Preying On Special Needs Women
Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying at least four male suspects (pictured below) who are suspected of being involved in the sexual assaults of at least ten women who appear to be severely disabled.
The Sheriff’s Department recently acquired a computer hard drive from an anonymous source. It contains over 100 hours of video of a sequence of at least ten female adult victims being sexually assaulted by at least eight men. There are several locations depicted but at least one location appears to be a residential care facility.
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All of the victims appear to be severely disabled. The extremely disturbing videos are not being released to the public, but photos from portions of the video are being released in an effort to identify some of the suspects and at least one room depicted. Composite drawings of four of the suspects have been made based upon video images, in order to help identify them. Images of the victims are not being released. It is not yet known who the suspects or victims are, or where and when these sexual assaults occurred.
Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance to help. Please contact the Special Victims Bureau at their special toll free hotline at (866) 247-5877 as soon as possible.
"Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau are concerned that these sexual assaults might still be occurring, said Sergeant Dan Scott. "The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department welcomes information that can lead to stopping these criminals.”
A special request comes from detectives to the anonymous person who sent us the video: Please use Crimestoppers, a totally anonymous communication system, to contact us. We would very much like to ask you a few important questions about how these videos were acquired and where they came from. You have already been a great help by giving us the videos but we need more help to be able to find the victims. We are concerned they are still being abused and want to find them and ensure they are safe.
Information can be provided anonymously, by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or by accessing the Crime Stoppers website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.