Police are looking for witnesses who might have seen a man who is believed to have sexually assaulted a woman in Silver Lake last month as she walked home early one morning. The man who allegedly assaulted the woman is in custody but the police are seeking additional witnesses who may have seen the suspect and victim near Silver Lake reservoirs on the morning of April 20. The woman who was walking home at about 6 a.m. when she encountered the man near Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way. “She was befriended by a male suspect who walked with her, then took her to a garage/carport area and sexually assaulted.”
The victim tried to flee after the attack but the man followed her until a passerby asked if the woman was okay. The man then fled. Officers with the Northeast Division will be out on Friday morning on the north end of Silver Lake reservoirs, where they believe a jogger may have seen the suspect and victim on Silver Lake Boulevard, said Officer Al Polehonki with the LAPD Northeast Division.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Northeast Sex Crimes Detectives immediately at (323) 344-5742.