Serial Assault Suspect in MacArthur Park Area Sought by Police
Police have found that a man with a similar motive and description is approaching young girls in an attempt to sexually assault them after enticing them into apartment buildings. The most recent attempt was partially caught on a security video (embedded below).
Earlier this month around 7 a.m., a 10-year-old girl walking near 3rd and Hoover Streets was approached by the suspect who drew her into an apartment building where he took her to the roof. However, something spooked him and he ran out of the building.
Detectives have connected the incident to two similar events last year. One morning in April of 2008 around 7:30 in the morning, he attempted to sexually assault an 8-year-old girl. Surveillance video also captured him entering the building. Another early morning in February 2008, he attempted to sexually assault a 9-year-old girl.