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Beverly Hills Police Department
Friday June 29th, 2018 :: 12:09 p.m. PDT


MEDIA RELEASE: Technology, Media, Community & DNA Help Solve Violent Crime

Update to Media Release from April 22, 2018

The Beverly Hills Police Department has arrested the suspect of the violent sexual assault that occurred at Wilshire Boulevard and Merv Griffin Way on April 22, 2018. 

The initial investigation revealed the suspect was riding a bicycle while following the female victim who was walking from the City of West Hollywood.  The suspect grabbed the victim from behind and pulled her to a secluded location where he attempted to sexually assault her.  The suspect fled the area on his bicycle eastbound Wilshire Blvd to westbound Santa Monica Blvd. 
Surveillance video recovered at the scene, provided investigators with good quality images of the suspect.  These images were released with the help of our media partners.  The media coverage resulted in investigators receiving a lead of a possible suspect.

A thorough investigation into the lead, coupled with DNA confirmation, provided investigators with sufficient evidence to connect the suspect to the crime. 

On June 14, 2018, Beverly Hills Police Department Detectives arrested Cuauhtemoc “Temo” Perez, 27 years of age from Los Angeles. 
On June 18, 2018, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for criminal filing. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed one count each of:  PC 220(a) (1) – Assault to commit to rape; PC 209(b) (1) – Kidnapping to commit rape; and PC 245(a) (4) - Assault by force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Perez is currently in custody with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with a bail amount of $1,000,000.  His next court date is July 12, 2018, at the Airport Courthouse.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crimes involving Perez, is encouraged to contact the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 310-285-2158.

Beverly Hills Police Department
464 N Rexford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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