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Los Angeles man sought for allegedly molesting two girls

Inglewood police are asking the public for help finding a 49-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly molested two young girls repeatedly.

Michael Sutherland, also known as Richard Arnold Broyles, allegedly molested his girlfriend’s daughter since she was 7 years old. The girl, now 14, reported the alleged abuse to police. While investigating the allegations, police learned of a woman who said Sutherland molested her when she was under 14.

Two felony counts of child molestation have been filed against Sutherland, and an arrest warrant has been issued with $1-million bail. Sutherland is black, with black hair and brown eyes, 6-feet-1 and 185 pounds. His last known address is in the 4000 block of Stevely Avenue in Los Angeles, just north of Inglewood.

Police believe Sutherland is packing his belongings and planning to move out of the state or country. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Chris Beckman at (310) 412-5686.

-- Seema Mehta

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I see these all the time and RARELY is there a photo of the person being sought. Amber alerts give car descriptions and license plate numbers, but these articles say 'Be on the lookout for a 6'1" black man in the LA area'. This guy could be sitting on my lawn right now, and I wouldn't give him a second thought. I'm just saying...

Call me crazy, but including a photo of the suspect just might raise the chances of apprehension, but I could be wrong...

Yeah, no photo is pretty dumb and shows the half-assed effort put into this "article".

Not sure if its the Times or the reporter who chooses to put a photo...but trying to find a 6'1 black man, and then give no photos, may ensure a lot of false IDs happen in this case.


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