l. a. — a person suspected in 23 sexual battery situations within the West l. a. enviornment has been arrested, police talked about Wednesday.
the man, described as a “sexual predator” with the aid of police, is believed to have victimized girls in view that Oct. 23 around UCLA and Westwood Plaza.
Authorities started their investigation on Nov. 18, los angeles Police department officers noted in a information release.
“In almost all of the suggested crimes, the suspect approached lone women from in the back of, fondled their breasts or buttocks and without delay fled from the scene,” police referred to. The crimes were filed as misdemeanors, KTLA mentioned.
The suspect was typically wearing a hoodie and a “surgical class mask that concealed his face,” which made it complex to determine him, officers mentioned.
With the assist of the UCLA Police branch, detectives at last recognized a possible suspect and started gazing the 32-12 months-old la man, the information corporation pronounced.
whereas investigating Tuesday, the detectives noticed the suspect, Derrick Kim, groping a 50-year-ancient homeless lady, police pointed out.
because of this, Kim became automatically arrested and booked on suspicion of sexual battery.
He continues to be in custody on $575,000 bail, police mentioned.
Detectives trust Kim can also have victimized extra people who have yet to return forward. they are encouraged to call the LAPD’s robbery-murder division at 213- 486-6910.