California police are looking for a suspect who broke into a Culver City home, was there for about five hours, and then raped the 12-year-old girl inside her bedroom.
The police responded to an emergency call at 7:46 am on December 2nd. They learned that the suspect had entered the home of the family west of Los Angeles around 2 or 3 am, sexually assaulted their daughter multiple times, and then fled on foot by 7 am.
Barry, the victim’s dad, told KTLA that they believed he entered through the balcony in the rear of the home, via the grandparents’ bedroom. The door was unlocked and it was late at night. He must have sneaked in.
Alexis, the victim’s mom, told us that her daughter had come to her early in the morning to tell her, “Mom, you need to call the police.”
Alexis said to KTLA that “he told her there was a gunman at her window.” “Even the safest neighborhoods are not that safe.” Get together with your family, communicate, and get to know your neighbors.
On December 2, 2023, at approximately 7:46 am, Culver City Police responded to a call for service of a sexual assault in the Blair Hills community of Culver City. Investigators are asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect (see attached image).… pic.twitter.com/XJ1STLmAxg
— Culver City PD (@Culver_cityPD) December 13, 2023
Culver City Police immediately searched the area after they were called to the scene of the crime, on Dec. 2, for any witnesses, evidence, or video footage that might have captured the suspect.
In a statement released on Wednesday, police stated that “your safety and well-being are our top priorities.” “Culver City Police Investigators are using all resources available and working tirelessly to locate and identify the suspect involved in this criminal act.”
The police released a picture of the suspect who was described as an average-sized White or Hispanic man of medium height and build. They asked for the public’s help in identifying him and finding him.
Authorities are asking anyone with information related to the incident or the suspect to contact Lieutenant Ryan Thompson at (310) 253-6302 or by emailing [email protected].