Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in January 2014, and charges have been filed.
On January 14, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a male suspect kidnapped a 53-year-old mentally impaired female from a parking lot in the area of 15th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, and sexually assaulted her.
On October 16, 2014, Sex Crimes Detectives received a tip regarding this incident and coordinated with Vice Detectives to further the investigation and locate the suspect. In the early morning hours of Friday, October 17, 2014, detectives arrested 32-year-old David Faavale Tautolo of Signal Hill, in the area of Warren and Anaheim Street, without incident.
On October 20, 2014, Long Beach Police Sex Crimes Detectives presented this case to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for filing consideration. The District Attorney’s Office filed eight felony counts, which included: charges of sexual assaults, criminal threats, and kidnapping. Tautolo is currently being held in Long Beach City Jail on $4.5 million bail.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Long Beach Police Sex Crimes Detective Jennifer Kearns at (562) 570-5514. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org