ANTONOVICH OFFERS $20,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN CASTAIC RAPE CASE
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in connection with the sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon, rape and sodomy of a 30-year-old woman in Castaic on Thursday, August 20th around 6:00 p.m.
The suspect asked the victim for a ride and she agreed to provide it to him if he bought her a bottle of alcohol. The suspect drove the victim’s vehicle to a remote dirt road in the Castaic area where she was assaulted and raped. The suspect has been described by some witnesses as a “transient type,” but “clean.” Detectives believe the man may live locally as he had knowledge of the Castaic area. They also believe he may be connected to the trucking industry in some capacity -- possibly even a truck driver.
He is described as a male Hispanic or American Indian between the ages of 30-40 with long, shoulder-length brown or black hair. Surveillance photos show him wearing a gray sleeveless tank top, dark shorts and a “Rock Star” hat worn backwards.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Detective Dave Campbell of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-799-5143. For anonymous tips please call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s Crime Tip Line at 661-284-2TIP (2847) or report on-line at www.scvsheriff.com.
Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176