Police: LA Man Uses Promise Of Modeling Career To Sexually Assault Young Girls

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Detectives on Monday hoped to identify any other possible victims of a man accused of attempting to sexually assault at least one Westside teenager after offering her a career in modeling.

On November 29, 2011, around 3:35 p.m., a teenage girl was standing outside of a school in the 600 block of 5th Avenue in the Venice area when a man drove up in a silver, two-door 2002 Mercedes Benz CL 55, with paper plates, according to the LAPD.

The man, who was later identified as Shota Mgeladze, 33, of of Los Angeles, lured the victim into his car. Once she sat inside the vehicle, the suspect began to drive and told her she was beautiful and that he could make her a model.

Mgeladze then asked the victim if he could take nude photographs of her and abruptly pulled over to the curb to park the car.

Mgeladze then reached over and grabbed the victim’s left leg and pulled her leg towards him. The victim kicked the suspect in the face and shoulder area, got out of the car and ran away.

The investigating detectives commend the young girl for her strength and bravery and would like to eliminate the possibilities of other sexual assault victims who may have had contact with Mgeladze.

Anyone with information regarding the crime or any other potentially related victims is asked to contact Detective Kim Porter at (213) 473-0447. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting a message beginning with the letters “LAPD” to phone number 274637 with a cell phone. Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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  1. Barry Fothergill says:

    How many times has this scenario happened in the past!

  2. Ana says:

    Why would she get in the car without knowing him?

  3. 1234 says:

    WELL, HE IS FROM COUNTRY OF GEORGIA, I DON’T SEE ANYONE BASHING GEORGIANS!!!

  4. Hardmoney says:

    Honey, I can make you a Star!
    That line has worked on young girls for a hundred years. I guess itstill does.

  5. Alan Di says:

    What part of “Don’t get into cars with strangers” did she not understand? Did she think it was meant for someone else?

  6. Everyday Guy says:

    Smelly eastern european. The best punishment would be to make him take a shower and use soap.

  7. Chris says:

    “The investigating detectives commend the young girl for her strength and bravery and……”

    Commend her?????? How about condemn her for being STUPID!? How many times are girls told…dont get in a car with a stranger? STUPID!!! Geeezes!

  8. John Jason Chun says:

    $5,000 FOR HIS BALLS IN THE TRASH!

  9. John Jason Chun says:

    YOU HAVE NO BRAINS! NO MOM, NO CUZS, NO NIECES?

  10. John Jason Chun says:

    GOOGLE SAID 153,000 HITS ON HIS NAME. THE LAPD DETECTIVES WILL GET THIS POS…. GUARANTEE!

  11. steve says:

    Georgia isn’t Eastern Europe, Everyday Guy. Idiot. Look at a map of Europe first before making your stupid remarks.

  12. G-G says:

    Georgia is part of east Europe, but it doesn’t mean every one from Georgia or eastern Europe are like him. This guy is psycho and nobody likes to talk to him including his family. This guy is mentally ill.

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