On Aug. 23, a patrol unit was dispatched to an attempted sexual assault that had just occurred on the 2000 block of the beach.
Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who appeared to be in distress and was visibly upset. She told the officers that she had been laying on her stomach, face down, sunbathing, when someone came up from behind and straddled her buttocks/upper thigh area.
The male subject then began tugging at her unclipped bikini top with his hands. She then began to scream frantically for anyone to help. A few seconds later she was able to push the male subject off of her. After being pushed off the subject remained quiet and began walking nonchalantly southbound to parking Lot # 4.
The victim along with several witnesses who came to the victim’s assistance followed the suspect and maintained a visual until police arrived. After detaining the suspect, officers conducted a field show up with the victim. She positively identified the suspect as her attacker.
The suspect was then transported to the Santa Monica Jail where he was booked for 220 (a) (1) PC – Assault with intent to commit rape. Bail $100,000.00.
Suspect: Crespo, Daniel O. M/White / 07/28/1977(36) Resident of Sherman Oaks.