Sexual Assault of Minor; Police Need Public Help to Id Any Additional Victims

SEXUAL ASSAULT OF MINOR OCCURS AT ROSE BOWL AQUATIC CENTER POLICE ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL VICTIMS; PASADENA, CA –On Monday, May 18, 2015, shortly before 7:00 p.m., a male minor advised his mother that he had been sexually assaulted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 21, 2015

SEXUAL ASSAULT OF MINOR OCCURS AT ROSE BOWL AQUATIC CENTER; POLICE ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL VICTIMS

Police Department BadgePASADENA, CA –On Monday, May 18, 2015, shortly before 7:00 p.m., a male minor advised his mother that he had been sexually assaulted while in the dressing room area at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center located at 360 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena.

The minor’s mother immediately reported the incident to the Center’s staff that recognized the suspect as a patron at the facility. Staff notified police and lifeguards followed the suspect from the Aquatic Center through the park where officers took suspect-Leslie Dittert into custody without incident.

Suspect Leslie Dittert, white male, 57 years old and a Glendale resident, was booked at the Pasadena jail for PC 288(a)(b)(1). The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, May 21, 2015. No charges were filed against Dittert at this time, although the investigation is on-going.

Police detectives are attempting to identify any additional victims. See attachment for suspect Dittert’s photo. Suspect Dittert was released from custody this afternoon.

Parents or minors that may have had inappropriate contact with Leslie Dittert are asked to contact Detective Monica Cuellar (626)744-7128 (Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or the Pasadena Police Dispatch non-emergency number at (626)744-4241 anytime, 24/7.

You may also report information anonymously at www.lacrimestoppers.com (insert key word Pasadena).

Press Release - Sexual Assualt at Pasadena Aquatic Center Suspect's Photo

CONTACT: 

Lt. Terysa Rojas 626.744.4517
Watch Commander 626.744.4620

Pasadena Police Department
207 N. Garfield Ave.,
Pasadena, Calif. 91101
Phillip L. Sanchez, Chief of Police

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