LBPD Arrests Suspect In Three Sexual Assaults
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|(November 12, 2003) -- LBPD has arrested this suspect, Julio Rodriguez Miranda, 18, of LB in connection with three sexual assaults.
Police say his victims include a 23-year old female in the area of 10th and Locust (Oct. 29, approx. 8 p.m.) and a 13-year old and 15-year old near Anaheim St. and Chestnut Ave. (Nov. 8, approx. 1:10 a.m.).
LBPD alleges the suspect approached the females, struck up a brief conversation, then produced a black, semi-automatic handgun and forced the females to a secluded location where he'd commit the assaults.
LBPD booking photo
LBPD says detectives from its Sex Crimes Detail, along with the Career Criminal Apprehension Team, developed credible leads that led them to the suspect's location. At about 8:15 p.m. on November 11, they arrested him while he was driving his car in the aree of 9th St. and Walnut Ave. Police say they found a replica handgun inside his car.
Suspect Miranda has been booked for kidnap to commit a sexual assault, robbery and multiple sex related crimes.
Police ask that anyone with information about these crimes, or any additional victims, to contact Sex Crimes Detective Mike Holguin at (562) 570-7368.
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