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Police searching for Echo Park sexual assault suspect who attacked woman as she slept

Photo of Echo Park sexual assault suspect | Courtesy LAPD

Echo Park  — The LAPD is asking the public to help find a man who used a fire escape to enter a woman’s bedroom and sexually assaulted her earlier this month.

The assault took place on Sunday, Nov. 4 at about 5 am as the woman was sleeping in her apartment in the 1800 block of Sunset Boulevard.

After gaining access to the fire escape, the suspect pried the woman’s window open, entered the bedroom and sexually assaulted the victim, said  police in a news release issued today. “The victim woke up and pushed the suspect away. After the assault, the suspect exited through the front door.”

The suspect — described as a clean-shaven, male Latino with black hair and brown eyes — was wearing a green jacket with an unknown logo on the front, dark pants, and black Adidas shoes, police said. He was 5-feet 5-inches tall, 150 pounds, and is between 19-25 years.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Robbery Homicide at (213) 486-5910.

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7 comments

  1. Thank you so much, Jesus and staff, for printing this follow up. We can depend on you for help with neighborhood issues whenever you are able.

  2. He looks very familiar. I think he may be a transient?

  3. After seeing the video its clear to me that this dirtbag is familiar with the building because he knew about the magnetic door catch. Thks for posting I’ll keep an eye out.

  4. Supposedly this dirtbag’s been caught. I saw a story on instagram story where the original news popped up saying because of all the shares this creep’s been caught tonight.

  5. I’d like to hear more from Eastsider, and know this is same guy.

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