Attacks caught on 100 hours of tape

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A disturbing video uncovered by sheriff’s investigators captures a group of men sexually assaulting at least 10 severely handicapped women, officials said Thursday.

An anonymous individual dropped off a computer hard drive containing over 100 hours of video depicting a sequence of sexual assaults on women, all of whom appear to be disabled, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.

The footage was shot at several locations, including one that appears to be in a residential care facility.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying where and when the video was shot, as well as who the suspects are that were captured on tape.

The video is not being released but composite drawings of four of the suspects have been created based on the video footage.

Investigators also hope the individual who dropped off the video will contact them again.

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Comments (8)
  1. Richard in Castaic says:

    A sexual assault can range from something as simple as inappropriately staring at a woman’s breasts to something as bad as forced rape. The fact that the nature of the sexual assaults depicted on this take is not revealed, I conclude that we’re talking about something very minor or perhaps subject to interpretation. Also, none of these “assaults” were connected to police reports so that’s also indicative of something fairly tame.

    1. REALLY says:


    2. Hamsterpants says:

      Yeah, cause a person described as “severely disabled” is totally going to be able to contact the police to file a report and describe what happened to her. You really ARE like Columbo!

    3. Cole Smith says:

      Your an idiot and have no idea what you are talking about. A sexual assault is not staring at someone’s breasts. The fact that the police did not reveal what happened to these victims does not automatically mean it was something very minor; actually it is probably on the contrary. You are ignorant donkey!!!!

  2. Ricki Lake says:

    Wow, you’re a real Columbo.

    1. mister s says:

      Yeah Richard is uh…… special.

  3. blanca says:

    Any type of assault against your will is WRONG! I have a disables sister and she was rapes herself, their mentality process varies upon the condition……some don’t realize how bad an assault can be!!!!! Anyone who does not get disgusted by something like this, DOES NOT HAVE A HEART!

  4. John Smith says:

    When Law and Order SVU does its version of this story, the assaulters will be white guys from WASP backgrounds and the victims will all be 3rd-world immigrants!

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