Man sought in kidnap, sex assault of mentally disabled woman

Long Beach police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who kidnapped a 53-year-old mentally impaired woman from a parking lot and sexually assaulted her.

The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at 15th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, police said.


Recordings from surveillance cameras show a vehicle pulling into the parking lot where the woman appeared to be standing alone outside a Greyhound bus station. The station appeared to be closed.

Police described the vehicle as a dark-colored, mid-sized four-door sedan, possibly a mid-to-late 1990s Nissan Maxima.

A man dressed in dark pants and a light-colored, hooded sweater is seen exiting the vehicle and approaching the person believed to be the woman. He then guides the person to his car.

Authorities said the woman was dropped off in the area of 16th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard 45 minutes later.

She reported the assault to police.

The suspect is described as a 30-year-old black male or Latino with medium complexion, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11 and 180 to 200 pounds.

Detectives are asking the public to help identify the suspect in the video; they believe he is well-known in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach police at (562) 570-7368. Anonymous tips may be made to (800) 222-8477.

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