Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sexual Assault of Disabled Adult on Los Angeles Metro Bus

 Credit: City News Service

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Rape of Disabled Teen on Metro Bus in Culver City

Kerry Trotter was arrested at a residence located in the 1400 Block of West 99th Street in Los Angeles. Authorities say he has an extensive criminal history including charges of sexual assault.
3:50 p.m. Nov. 9:  As a result of extensive media coverage of the incident, South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station received a tip around 11:15 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 8 regarding the location of the alleged suspect, reports Los Angeles County Sheriff Sgt. Dan Scott.
Based on the tip, deputies located and arrested suspect Kerry Trotter at a residence located in the 1400 Block of West 99th Street in Los Angeles.
Detectives from the Sheriff Department's Special Victims Bureau responded to South Los Angeles Station and positively identified the suspect. An interview of the suspect was conducted, followed by a search of the location where the suspect was residing, which provided additional evidence to support the allegations.
The suspect was booked at South Los Angeles Station on the charge of Rape, 261(a) (1) P.C. with a bail of $1,000,000.00.
Kerry Trotter has an extensive criminal history, including charges of sexual assault.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives announced Friday morning they have arrested a man in connection with the sexual assault on Wednesday of an 18-year-old teenager with the mental capacity of a 10-year-old.
LASD Sgt. Dan Scott said officials arrested the man following a search warrant at the man’s South Los Angeles home. Detectives did not provide any further details.
The man was arrested following photos from cameras taken on the bus and LASD say they have video footage of the assault, which lasted 10 minutes.
A Culver City Patch reader contacted Patch saying he thought he recognized the man as someone he saw at Pershing Square Thursday night with the same sweater as depicted in the photograph. He added that he regularly sees someone who fitted the suspect’s description every Tuesday on the Metro Rapid Line #705.
Sgt. Scott will hold a press briefing later this afternoon, where further details will be provided. Patch will keep you updated with this story.