Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
Communications Division
(562) 570-5273

Detectives and officers have arrested the suspect responsible for the Feb. 9, 2024 sexual assault of an elderly female victim.

On Feb. 9, 2024, officers responded to the area of 3rd Street and Temple Avenue regarding a residential burglary, later determined to be a sexual assault. Officers learned the female victim was at home when the suspect came to her home and claimed to know her son. He entered the residence and sexually assaulted the woman. He then fled the area.

Immediately following the incident, patrol officers and detectives began to canvass for security video and possible witnesses. The Neighborhood Safety Bike Team was also in the area to assist the investigation and engage with residents.

The LBPD released a bulletin [Public Information Bulletin - Sexual Assault Suspect] seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

In the late hours of Feb. 9, 2024, LBPD personnel successfully identified the suspect using evidence collected by detectives. On Feb. 10, 2024, detectives located the suspect in the 1300 block of Magnolia Avenue as he entered his vehicle. He was arrested without incident and transported to Long Beach City Jail. He has been identified as Kevin Parks, a 42-year-old resident of Long Beach. He was booked for multiple counts including rape by force and felon in possession of a firearm. Bail is set at $1,000,000.

“The exploitation of our most vulnerable community members is abhorrent,” said Chief of Police Wally Hebeish. “While I remain troubled and saddened by this reprehensible act, I am thankful for the employees of the Long Beach Police Department and the numerous hours they spent working non-stop to identify and promptly arrest this suspect.”

During the arrest, detectives and officers located a firearm, pictured below.

The Long Beach Police Department encourages anyone with additional information to contact the Sex Crimes Detail at (562)570-7368. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting  www.LACrimeStoppers.org.