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Sex Offender Allegedly Attacks Woman On Santa Monica Bus Bench

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(credit: Santa Monica Police Department)

(credit: Santa Monica Police Department)

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SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) —A homeless registered sex offender allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on a Santa Monica bus bench early Wednesday morning.

Police were in the 400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. when they saw a woman being attacked, said Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department.

The victim told officers that the suspect, 34-year-old Kelechi Amadi, had touched her underneath her clothing and said he was going to rape her.

Amadi, who is on parole for sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender, was arrested for sexual battery and assault to commit rape.

The suspect is known to use public transportation extensively throughout the Los Angeles area.

Authorities fear he could have victimized other women.

Anyone with information on Amadi was asked to contact Det. Eddie Soto at (310) 458-8218, Sgt. Darrick Jacob at (310) 458-8460, or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.

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