On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the Long Beach Police Department arrested a male juvenile suspect in connection with the sexual assault of two female juveniles, and detectives believe additional victims may exist.
A 17-year-old male juvenile suspect was taken into custody after two female juvenile victims, one 16-year-old and one 17-year-old, reported to police having been sexually assaulted by the suspect at his residence in the 3700 block of Lime Ave., on two separate incidents.
The suspect, who is described as a white male with light brown hair, blue eyes and a slender build, met his victims on the campus of Wilson High School. He would bring them back to his residence, drug them and then sexually assault them. Following the assault, the suspect would transport the victims back to their residence using a ride share app. The assaults are reported to have taken place over the last few years at his residence.
The suspect was booked on lewd and lascivious acts on a minor and is currently being held at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. Child Abuse Detectives are expected to present their case to the Los Angeles District Attorney today.
Detectives believe additional victims may exist and are strongly encouraging anyone who may have been victimized to come forward. Anyone wishing to report an incident should contact Police Dispatch at (562) 435-6711 or Child Abuse Detective Denise Green at (562) 570-7321. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.