A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with a series of child sexual assaults in the San Fernando Valley area, and police believe there may be more victims.
Marcelo Alonso Lozano was arrested July 29 on suspicion of sexual assault, said Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Lozano was affiliated with the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Sun Valley as an usher for about six years, Joseph said. Investigators believe he used this position to initiate a relationship with the alleged victims and their families.
"A subsequent investigation has revealed that he is possibly involved in additional sexual assaults of victims throughout the San Fernando Valley area," Joseph said. "The known victims ranged from eight to 15 years of age at the time of the sexual assaults."
Authorities urged anyone with information regarding this case to contact LAPD North Hollywood Sexual Assault detectives at (818) 623-4090 or (818) 623- 4045.--City News Service