Police Search for Suspect in Lincoln Park Rape


A woman was attacked and raped in a public restroom in a park in Lincoln Heights, and a search has been launched for the man who assaulted her, police said.

The sexual assault took place about noon on Monday in Lincoln Park, south of Mission Road, said Officer Liliana Preciado, an LAPD spokeswoman.

“The victim was an adult female,” Preciado said. “She was taken to a hospital where she was treated for assault and rape.”

The restroom where the attack took place is in a busy area of the park, near a baseball field.

Preciado said the rapist was a Hispanic man between 25 and 30. The case is being investigated by the sexual assault section of Robbery Homicide Division, Preciado said.

Anyone with information on the assault was asked to call LAPD’s Robbery Homicide, Special Assaults section at (213) 486-6910. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.

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