L.A. authorities find first victim in videotaped sexual assaults

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The LA Times recently had a story about sexual abuse of disabled women. Ken brought the story here to LeftBrainRightBrain in Videos show rape of disabled women, police seek help to ID attackers. CNN is now reporting that one of the victims has been identified and one suspect is in custody: L.A. authorities find first victim in videotaped sexual assaults.


Investigators have found the first victim in the videotaped sexual assaults of severely disabled women, and the woman alleges a suspect already in custody had raped her in a Los Angeles care home, authorities said.


The woman, 25, now resides in another Los Angeles County residential care facility. Her medical condition causes her to be physically defenseless, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said.

Having found one of the victims, they were able to obtain information on an alleged attacker:


The woman, found by state investigators Monday, made the sexual assault allegation against Ernie Lloyd, 27, who had turned himself in Saturday following widespread media coverage of the videotaped sexual assaults and a manhunt for four suspects depicted in police sketches. Lloyd was charged with rape of a person with disabilities Saturday after he “implicated himself,” authorities said.


Once again, here are the sketches of the attackers:

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