OFFICIALS SEEK RAPE WITNESSES.Byline: CHARLES F. BOSTWICK Staff Writer
PALMDALE -- Detectives investigating the Aug. 29 rape of a 10-year-old girl who was dragged by a middle-aged man into an empty theater at the Antelope Valley Mall The Antelope Valley Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Palmdale, California.
Opened in September, 1990, its buildings take up around 1 million square feet (90,000 m²). Its physical main building, parking lots, and ring road businesses encompass an area a bit less than 0. want to talk to every person who was inside the mall in the hours before and after the crime was committed.
Detectives asked anyone who was in the mall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 29 to call them.
``They may not know that they saw something. That's up to our investigators to get that information out,'' Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County Sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Scott Daniel Scott is probably best known for his role as Adam/Felicia in the musical adaptation of ''.
He was born and raised in the Western suburbs of Sydney and by age fourteen, he was an accomplished pianist and had appeared in productions of said.
People who were in the mall at that time are asked to call the Special Victims Bureau tip line at (866) 247-5877 and leave information on how detectives can contact them.
Detectives have been following more than 100 solid leads provided by citizens but have not arrested a suspect, Scott said.
The Palmdale City Council last week authorized au·thor·ize
tr.v. au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing, au·thor·iz·es
1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for; sanction: a $10,000 reward, suggested by Councilman Steve Hofbauer. Los Angeles County supervisors also authorized a $10,000 reward.
At the mall, Hofbauer and other community members passed out Sheriff's Department fliers bearing an artist's sketch of the rapist rap·ist
One who commits rape.
Noun 1. rapist - someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks .
The girl was in a Cinemark Movies 10 hallway about 1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 when a man accosted ac·cost
tr.v. ac·cost·ed, ac·cost·ing, ac·costs
1. To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
2. To solicit for sex. her, forcing her into an empty theater and verbally threatening her, deputies said. The rapist assaulted the girl behind the movie screen, then fled out a back door and left her in the theater.
The artist's sketch depicts a middle-age African-American man with short black hair and a graying mustache.
Detectives described the assailant as 35 to 45 years old, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. They said he wore a white T-shirt with an unknown logo and dark blue warm-up pants with white stripes down the legs.
An artist's conception of the man who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl Aug. 29 at the Antelope Valley Mall.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department This article is about the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department, not to be confused with the smaller Los Angeles County Police
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