LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The public’s help is needed to catch a rapist who attacked a 22-year-old woman walking on Kester Avenue in Van Nuys.

Police say the woman was walking in the 6800 block of Kester about 5:40 p.m. Sunday when a man in a black four-door car pulled up and asked for directions.


The woman ignored the man, who got out and forced her to the ground, where he choked and raped her, police said.

The suspect was described as being in his 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches and 165 pounds, with short black hair and dark eyes. He wore a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with more information as to the name or location of the suspect can call Detective Andrew Wood at (818) 374-1926.

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Comments (4)
  1. He was brazen enough to do this on a major street and no one saw this?

  2. manon tree says:

    All girls and women need to be armed both outdoors and indoors. Abuse and violence towards women is on the increase. Ladies BEWARE!!!! They come in ALL colors and types, rich and poor.

    1. Rod says:

      It is always better to be judged in a court of law by 12 than carried by six. A Straight razor works

  3. confused says:

    How did he rape her on the sidewalk of a major street during rush hour? I take Kester every day during the week and there are always a lot of cars and people in that strech of Kester Ave. It says he approached her with his car, did he park the car or was it in the middle of the street? There are a lot of things that don’t make sense and seem impossible.

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