KELECHI AMADI

KELECHI AMADI

Santa Monica police have arrested a registered sex offender in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on a bus bench.
Officers were on patrol in the 400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. June 19, when they observed an alleged sexual battery on a bus bench and intervened, Sgt. Richard Lewis said.
A woman told officers that the suspect had allegedly touched her underneath her clothing and stated that he was going to rape her, Lewis said.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Kelechi Amadi, a registered sex offender who is on parole for sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender, was arrested for sexual battery and assault to commit rape, Lewis said.
Amadi is homeless and is known to travel extensively throughout the Los Angeles area, utilizing public transportation, police said.
Police are asking anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Amadi to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Soto at (310) 458-8218; Sgt. Darrick Jacob at (310) 458-8460; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

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