Councilman Paul Koretz Tuesday introduced a motion to create a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man who sexually assaulted a female UCLA student as she slept in her apartment near the campus.
The crime occurred at about 4 a.m. on Aug. 27 in the 11000 block of Strathmore Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The suspect … entered a bedroom where one of the female residents was sleeping and sexually assaulted her as she slept,” an LAPD statement said. “The victim awoke and confronted the suspect, who ran from the apartment and fled the area in a vehicle that was parked nearby.”
The vehicle was described as a gray, late-model four-door Ford Fusion.
If passed, the motion would provide the offer of a reward for six months from the date of the reward’s advertisement by the City Clerk. Anyone who provides information that leads to the person’s identification, apprehension and conviction would receive the $25,000.
At a news conference on Sept. 1, police released a composite drawing of the man, described as white or Hispanic, between 30-40 years old, about 5-feet-10 inches tall, with a medium build. He had a close-cropped beard.
There was no obvious sign of forced entry into the apartment, where three other women were also asleep at the time, LAPD Detective Eric Crosson told the Los Angeles Times.
Crosson said the victim remained calm and provided details about the man who attacked her so that an artist could produce the sketch.
Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact Detective Lesley Perkins at 213-473-0447, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can be called to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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