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