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By Stephen Hadland
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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested by Culver City Police Department

Suspect Being Held on $1.25 million bail By

 

January 4, 2024

Marcos Maldonado

On Thursday January 4, through DNA evidence, the suspect in this case was identified and quickly arrested on the I-5 Freeway after leaving a downtown Los Angeles hotel and boarding a bus headed toward Bakersfield, California. Thirty-five-year-old Marcos Maldonado was arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and booked at Culver City Police Department with a bail of 1.25 million dollars.

On Tuesday December 2, Culver City Police responded to a call for service of a sexual assault in the Blair Hills community of Culver City. Investigators learned that an adult male suspect entered a residence, committed a sexual assault on a twelve year old female juvenile, and then left the residence on foot. Culver City Police Officers immediately canvassed the surrounding area for witnesses, and additional evidence, and recovered video evidence showing the suspect leaving the area. Immediately, a search was conducted but the suspect was not located.

Throughout this investigation, the Culver City Police Department has worked in close partnership with the UCLA Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center and the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, and we will continue to work in collaboration with the to present this case for filing and prosecution.

While we have no reports of additional crimes of this nature in the Culver City area, we are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies to identify any additional victims. We encourage anyone with information related to this case or other cases involving this suspect to immediately contact the Culver City Police Department.

 

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