L.A.P.D. Seeking Public's Help Identifying Will Rogers State Beach Sexual Assault Suspect

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Police Searching for Will Rogers State Beach Sexual Assault Suspect

Police Searching for Will Rogers State Beach Sexual Assault Suspect

Feb 15, 2023

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a
suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman on Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades

The man approached the woman around 6:30 p.m. on February 4 along the beach near the 15500 block of Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road, according to an LAPD news release. The suspect subsequently “made a statement of intent,” and placed his hand over the victim’s mouth while brandishing a boxcutter, ABC 7 confirmed.

The victim was able to safely escape, preventing any further assault,” the LAPD’s news release said.

The LAPD published the following composite sketch of the Will Rogers State Beach sexual assault suspect:
The LAPD published the following composite sketch of the Will Rogers State Beach sexual assault suspect

The physical description of the man, as provided by the survivor, includes:

  • Latino
  • 20 to 30 years old
  • 5 feet, 7 inches tall
  • 150 to 160 pounds
  • Black hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing a navy blue zip-up jacket with dark pants and a tan hat

LAPD officials are urging anyone with information about the attempted sexual assault at Will Rogers State Beach to call Special Assault Detectives at 213-473-0447.

If you wish to remain anonymous, tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Multiple Public Sexual Assaults Reported in Southern California

The Will Rogers State Beach incident is one of a number of recent incidents where women have been either sexually assaulted or attacked in public places.

– Kenneth Hahn Park Attempted Rape

Earlier this month, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) officials asked for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a women in broad daylight while she was walking in Culver City’s Kenneth Hahn Park.

The sexual assault took place at around 3:30 p.m. on December 22, 2022, near the 4100 block of La Cienega Boulevard. LASD authorities released a sketch of the sexual predator as well as the following description:

  • Hispanic male
  • Between the ages of 20 and 25
  • Between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall
  • Hazel eyes
  • Medium build
  • Light complexion with possible skin discoloration on the right side of his face

Fox 11 also confirmed that the attacker was wearing a black beanie, black hooded sweatshirt. and black jogger pants at the time of the alleged attempted rape in Kenneth Hahn Park.

– Orange County Hiking Trail Sexual Assault of Teenager

In January, an Irvine man sexually assaulted a teenager hiking along an Orange County trail. Larry Molina, 24, was accused of attacking and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on the Peters Canyon Trail near the State Route 261 toll road.

According to a CBS News report, Irvine Police Department officials responded to a sexual assault call on January 2 at around 6 p.m.

The juvenile victim passed Molina while she was walking on the path and after she passed him, he grabbed her and sexually assaulted her,” CBS confirmed.

The teenager was able to fight off Molina and proceeded to run to a nearby home where she contacted authorities. CBS said that LASD deputies canvassed the hiking trail and eventually located evidence near the crime scene which connected Molina to the sexual assault.

– Encino Hiking Trail Sexual Assault at Knifepoint

In November 2022, a woman was sexually assaulted at knifepoint by a predator while hiking in Encino. The incident occurred when the woman was hiking along a trail near Mulholland Drive. Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed that the sexual assault happened somewhere between Tampa Avenue and Reseda Boulevard.

– Santa Ana Mall Sexual Assault by ‘Dangerous Predator’

In January, an Orange County man was arrested in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a woman at a Santa Ana mall parking lot.

Police said Quinnton Xavier Roberson, 28, of Santa Ana kidnapped a 19-year-old woman who was shopping at the Main Place Mall in the 2800 block of N. Main Street. The suspect was described by investigators as a dangerous and violent “predator” with a history of similar incidents.

Roberson has a prior arrest for a similar related incident in early 2022 in Orange County and has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon,” according to a statement from the Santa Ana Police Department.

Legal Options for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Victims of sexual assault may choose to pursue a civil action against a perpetrator. Civil lawsuits can be filed regardless of whether or not the District Attorney’s Office ever proceeds with criminal charges against a sexual assault suspect.

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, Dordulian Law Group (DLG) offers full-service and proven legal representation. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case, contact us today at 866-GO-SEE-SAM. DLG is led by Sam Dordulian – a former sex crimes prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and member of RAINN’s (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) National Leadership Council.

For over 25 years, Dordulian has been fighting for justice on behalf of sexual assault and abuse survivors. Dordulian and his SAJE Team (Sexual Assault Justice Experts) of dedicated professionals have helped countless survivors secure multi-million dollar settlements.

Some of our recent case victories include:

Call 866-GO-SEE-SAM today to begin the process of obtaining justice for your sexual assault case.

California AB 2777 Opens 3-Year Limited Window for Survivors to File Lawsuits

A new California law known as the Sexual Abuse And Cover-Up Accountability Act or Assembly Bill 2777 (AB 2777) was passed in September 2022.

AB 2777 officially took effect on January 1, 2023, and as several media outlets have reported, the number of civil lawsuits filed by survivors has already increased significantly.

AB 2777 affords all adult survivors of sexual assault who were impacted by crimes occurring on or after January 1, 2009 to file civil lawsuits. Civil claims can be a means of recovering financial compensation for damages, such as:

  • Hospital expenses
  • Counseling and therapy expenses (past and future)
  • Medical care/treatment expenses (past and future)
  • Punitive damages
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Prescription drug expenses (past and future)

Our Sexual Assault Justice Experts are here to help survivors secure justice. Contact our top-rated attorneys online or by phone for a free consultation today.

Dordulian Law Group believes, supports, and fights aggressively on behalf of all sexual assault survivors. Contact us today at 866-GO-SEE-SAM to discuss your case.

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