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LAPD releases sketch of alleged skid row rapist

August 12, 2010 | 11:15 pm

Cent_Rapist_sketch_2 Los Angeles police Thursday night released a sketch of a man suspected of being a possible serial rapist preying on women on skid row.

The suspect may be stalking women on skid row after what appears to be a second sexual assault involving a van driver in as many weeks, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The first assault occurred Aug. 1 and the second one took place Monday, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Det. Josh Riggs, Central Division sex crimes unit, at (213) 972-1235.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Sketch: Rape suspect. Credit: LAPD