NORWALK – Detectives on Wednesday released the photo of a man accused of sexually assaulting at least two women in Norwalk. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said they believe there could be more victims.
Ronald Douglas, 33, was arrested on March 5 and booked on suspicion of sexual assault, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
"Both cases occurred in the city of Norwalk," according to a Sheriff’s statement. "[Douglas] offered to walk the victims home or give them a ride. Shortly thereafter, at a secondary location -- Douglas proceeded to sexually assault the victims."
The statement indicates that DNA evidence linked Douglas to a 2015 case where he is suspected of sexually assaulting a 37-year old female.
Douglas is also suspected in the sexual assault of a 40-year-old woman, detectives said.
The criminal complaint alleges that one of the attacks occurred Nov. 19, 2015, and that the other woman was attacked on March 5, the day Douglas was arrested by sheriff's deputies.
Douglas -- who remains jailed and is due in a Norwalk courtroom today -- has pleaded not guilty to three counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation and one count each of sodomy by use of force, attempted sodomy by use of force, false imprisonment by violence and bringing contraband into the jail.
The suspect is being held on $2 million bail, the sheriff’s department said.
Detectives are urging anyone with any information on the case to call the Sheriff's Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273, or contact the bureau by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.