Man arrested, allegedly admits to multiple sexual assaults
A man arrested for allegedly luring a 15-year-old boy to Cerritos with the promise of a job, then binding him with duct tape and sexually assaulting him, has admitted assaulting five others, L.A. County sheriff's officials said today.
"We found a lot of duct tape and other evidence near the warehouse in Cerritos," said Sgt. Dan Scott.
Lamar Andre Evans Jr., 20, was arrested Friday in Norwalk and told detectives about the assaults, Scott said. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the other victims.
Evans met the teenager Oct. 13 in the 1100 block of South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, asked if he needed a job and exchanged phone numbers with him, Scott said.
The teen called Evans about work, and Evans told him about a warehouse job in Cerritos, Scott said. They arranged to meet Oct. 16, and Evans took the teen to a warehouse area in the 1600 block of Shoemaker Avenue in Cerritos. There, Evans had the teen perform physically exhausting tasks, then said he needed to perform a safety test and bound the teen's hands with duct tape, Scott said
Evans next proceeded to bind him more, cut off his clothes and sodomized him, Scott said. The teen broke free and fought Evans off.
Evans was initially arrested Friday on a parole violation and later booked on suspicion of sodomy and false imprisonment. In a follow-up interview, Evans admitted assaulting the five others, whose names and ages were unknown, Scott said.
Evans has lived in Lakewood, Los Angeles and possibly Long Beach and has a prior sexual assault conviction, Scott said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the special victims bureau tip line at (866) 247-5877.
-- Richard Winton
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