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Corrupt Cabbie Popped For Rape ~ Los Angeles

From the LAPD Blog:

Los Angeles: On Sunday, May 17, 2009, a 31-year-old female met with a group of friends at the Ecco Ultra Lounge in Hollywood, located at 1640 Cahuenga Boulevard. She had taken a taxi cab to the club. At 2 a.m., another cab, driven by Armen Ayvazian, was summoned to the club and took the victim to her residence. When she opened her front door, Ayvazian entered and followed her inside where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect then fled the location after the assault.


Detectives assigned to the Special Assault Section of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Robbery-Homicide Division conducted a lengthy investigation and worked closely with the City’s Taxicab Regulation Division and Department of Transportation, as well as the LAPD’s Fugitive Warrant Section to identify and arrest Ayvazian. On June 3, 2009, detectives arrested Ayvazian at his residence in North Hills, California, where he was taken into custody without incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed several charges of felony sexual assault and possession of an assault weapon against Ayvazian. He remains in custody on $235,000 bail.

The cops think there may be more victims out there. Anyone with information is asked to contact Robbery-Homicide Division Detective Al Contreras or Lieutenant Felicia Hall at 213-485-2921

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