Videos show rape of disabled women, police seek help to ID attackers

7 Jan

The package left at the LA County Sheriff’s Department sickened even the most jaded detectives – 100 hours of video of men who appear to be sexually assaulting severely disabled women.

From the LA Times:

The attacks appeared to have taken place at residential care centers, authorities said, and most of the attackers are believed to be employees. One suspect appears to be a paraplegic patient, hoisting himself off his wheelchair, before removing his diaper and that of his victim’s, and beginning his assault.

The footage, dropped off in March, has left detectives with few leads. Though authorities are confident the scenes were shot in residential care facilities, it’s unclear if they are located in Los Angeles County. Much of the footage is so grainy that only the faces of four of the estimated 10 men could be made out.

Authorities have released still shots to the public, hoping that someone who recognizes an individual or setting in the video will come forward. You can see those images here.

The package containing the video was left with authorities last March, and it has taken months to enhance and analyze the images. Detectives say the victims appear to be between 20 and 40 years old, and that some appear almost “entirely unresponsive.”

The men appear to also be between 20 and 40. The footage, detectives said, appears to be a collection, with some men appearing in more than one scene. Some of the footage was shot with a handheld camera, with the rest appearing to be captured by a security camera, detectives said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Special Victims Bureau detectives at (866) 247-5877. Anonymous tipsters can call (800)222-TIPS.

One of the rooms where attacks took place.




6 Responses to “Videos show rape of disabled women, police seek help to ID attackers”

  1. Sullivan January 7, 2011 at 22:20 #

    This is truly revolting. A nightmare scenerio. I hope they catch and prosecute these men.

  2. Sullivan January 7, 2011 at 22:44 #

    Detectives said the women in the videos appear to be between 20 and 40 years old, some appearing almost entirely unresponsive. The men appear to also be between 20 and 40. The footage, detectives said, appears to be a collection, with some men appearing in more than one scene. Some of the footage was shot with a handheld camera, with the rest appearing to be captured by a security camera, detectives said.

    My blood is really boiling on this–

    What is the purpose of the security camera? Is this for the employees own amusement or for the protection of the clients? Who has the responsibility for the security in these facilities?

  3. stanley seigler January 7, 2011 at 23:56 #

    from another LBRB subj thread…disgusting and depraved.

    COMMENT
    very hard to even comment on this…just when one thought it couldn’t get more depraved…and i have to leave my daughter to this possibility when i wake up one morning and i*m not with her any more…

    how could a society/people (even a sick one) let this happen…misplaced priorities and under funded programs bare much of the blame.

    added

    a sick society/people are as responsible as the hands on bastards.

    stanley seigler

  4. Joseph January 8, 2011 at 02:52 #

    He had been commissioned by a man to scrub a computer hard drive, but before he did, he burned 100 hours of video files onto DVDs.

    Someone obviously knows who the ringleader is.

  5. Sullivan January 8, 2011 at 02:56 #

    Whoever asked him to “scrub” the hard drive knows he made the DVD’s. Better go to the police than wait for the bad guys to come to you.

  6. Ken Reibel January 8, 2011 at 15:59 #

    The bad guys are probably being blackmailed. If anything happens to the snitch, that will trigger a letter to the police that IDs the pervs. Yes, I watch way too much Law and Order.

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