South Gate Groping Suspect May Be Connected To String Of Assaults

SOUTH GATE (CBS) — Police Saturday said the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl at a South Gate elementary school may be connected to five similar incidents in the area.

South Gate police Sgt. Sergio Camacho said the most recent crime was reported about 3 p.m. Friday at Montara Avenue Elementary School.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

The suspect, believed to be about 18 years old, tried to grope the girl who managed to fight him off. He reportedly rode away on a bicycle.

The suspect was described as thin with short dark hair and was seen wearing a black hat.

Similar sexual assaults have been reported on the west side of the 7.5-square mile city southeast of downtown Los Angeles, Camacho said.

“We’re keeping the possibility open that it may be the same guy,” Camacho said. “We’re hoping that folks have seen the composite drawing and that if anyone has been victimized that they will come forward.”

The other attacks occurred April 26 near Liberty Boulevard and Elizabeth Avenue; April 25 at Firestone and Long Beach boulevards; April 17 at Century Boulevard and Stanford Avenue; April 8 on Firestone Boulevard near Evergreen Avenue and on April 6 at Century Boulevard and State Street.

Anyone with more information is urged to call police at (323) 563-5457.

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  • ron robins

    “Latino” is the suspect-description mysteriously omitted by CBS, but listed by another network. Is CBS deliberately censoring the news trying to downplay the obvious illegal-alien crime-wave hitting So. Cal. these days?

  • Mel Gibson

    Duhhh Ron,

    Since South gate is 99% Latino do they really need to mention That? Duhhh

  • Mel Gibson

    Ok Sorry It’s 96.1% and Growing

  • ron robins

    Charlie, no one’s denying the whole cheap-labor thing but does that excuse all the crime?

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  • Dave

    I know a lot of Latino people……My wife is Latino as a matter of fact. My son is half Latino and half Caucasian. My wife and her family are all hard working people with excellent family values. And they have been here in this country along time…There are war heroes in this family that served this country. So we can have the freedoms we do today. There are good and bad in every race> You people that “blame” the Latino community as a whole, are nothing but a bunch of IGNORANT REDNECKS!! You probably live in mobile homes as well, and the only place that your relatives have served is prison sentences….You people need to check yourselves!!!!

    • ..

      Your son behave like a little chimp?

      • ..

        He started raping his little nieces and nephews yet?

  • Jenny Andrade Cocon

    His race dont matter. hope they just get him

  • Carmen LaCaderona Mendoza

    my daughter goes to school here and i just called and asked if the principal would send something out in regards to this and at first they kinda laughed and said “omg i have no clue” and in the second call they suggested if i wanted to leave the principal a message ..i mean , really ????!!!!!!!

  • Justin Kong Yamayota

    The better catch his pedophile and I hope they catch this assaulter. I live on Montara Ave, I never seen that guy before. I lived on Montara practically all my 23yrs. I’m 23 yrs old. As a matter of fact, I usually stick with people around my age, so I don’t really know anybody who’s 18yrs old. Is that pimples on his face or freckles or scars? I don’t know, I can’t tell if I saw him in real life…. If he saw the news, he’d be much harder to catch. Honestly, who grops a 10yr old in front of a school where everybody can see him???

  • Justin Kong Yamayota

    I bet Chyna would of picked up the assaulter if he assaulted her and she would of threw the guy to the street and pound him with her fist. She’s a real woman. :D All you women out there who want muscles, don’t be ashamed. God gave her muscles for a reason. ;D Nothing wrong with a Woman working out. ;D It will have it’s advantages, all men and women who have muscles or mass muscles has a higher chances of winning a fight against a weaponless assaulter.

  • Justin Kong Yamayota

    *****Gave you muscles for a reason to work them out if you wanted too.

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