Photo: Cops Are Looking For This Guy Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Purple Line Passenger
A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted on the Purple Line train this weekend, and the LAPD are asking for help finding the suspect. The assault happened Saturday around 10:45 pm. A woman got on the Purple Line train headed to Union Station at the Wilshire/Western stop. The suspect pushed her to the floor and assaulted her. She kicked him and was able to escape when the train stopped at Wilshire/Normandie. Police say there was no one else around at the time of the assault.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”, 180-200 lbs. and was captured via Metro security cameras.
Recently, we reported that 1 in 5 Metro riders responding to a routine survey said they had been sexually assaulted or harassed on Metro trains or buses.
Anyone with any information should call the LAPD Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau. The number for this 24-hour line is (877)710-5273.
Update, May 29, 10 AM: Danon Drake, 23, turned himself into the Inglewood Department station Wednesday night around 10 pm after his photo was spread via several media outlets, LAPD says. Police have confirmed he is the suspect they were looking for, and he is now being held on a $1 million bond.