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Sexual predator targeting San Fernando Valley high school girls

April 4, 2012 |  8:33 pm

Valley predatorAuthorities in the northeast San Fernando Valley continued their search Wednesday for a sexual predator they say is targeting high school girls.

Los Angeles police said the man may be responsible for two attempted kidnappings and seven instances of lewd acts over the last 15 months.

He was described as a male Latino or Asian with short, curly black hair that has some gray in it. He has brown eyes and may have some facial hair and is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 160 to 200 pounds.

Investigators from the LAPD's Mission Division said they have various descriptions of the car he may be driving. It could be a 2000 to 2010 red or white Honda, Nissan or Toyota.

In an email Wednesday to constituents, City Councilman Richard Alarcon asked for the public's help in finding the predator and "in looking out for your neighbor as the police search" for him.

The most recent incidents occurred March 12 at 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of Van Nuys Boulevard and at 4:10 p.m. March 29 at Beachy Avenue and Bromwich Street, according to authorities.


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Photo: Sketch of suspect in Valley attacks. Credit: LAPD