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LAPD seeks leads in Pacific Palisades sex offender case

August 19, 2010 |  9:42 pm

Los Angeles police said they are looking for women who may have been victims of a convicted sex offender who lives in Pacific Palisades and is now facing additional charges.

Alan Wurtzel, 66, is a previously convicted sex offender who met women through Internet ads, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. Alan Wurtzel

The LAPD said Wurtzel was recently charged by the district attorney's office with two felony counts of sexual assault.

"As recently as May of this year, he was contacting women using the online dating site Match.com under the screen name 'a1an208,' " the news release said.  "Through these contacts, he eventually met a woman he sexually assaulted in her home, which led to his current charges."

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Justin Malcuit of the LAPD's West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail at (213) 473-0404 or by e-mail at 36275@lapd.lacity.org.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: lan Wurtzel. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department