Man Sought For Allegedly Raping Woman In El Segundo

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EL SEGUNDO (CNS) – Police today sought public help to find a parolee
who allegedly raped a woman in El Segundo after befriending her on a Metro
Green Line train.
The crime occurred about 7 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of East
Rosecrans Avenue, said El Segundo police Sgt. Aaron Corkins.
Police circulated a photo of the suspect, whom they identified as
Kerry Frank Lathon, a 35-year-old transient on parole for criminal threats.
The victim told police that around 6 that morning, the suspect
introduced himself and began conversing with her on the Metro Green Line near
the Marine Avenue Station, Corkins said.
About an hour later, after exiting at the Douglas Street Station in El
Segundo, Lathon allegedly “guided the victim to a secluded stairwell
behind a parking garage in the 2300 block of East Rosecrans Avenue,” Corkins
said. “He allegedly raped the victim at that point, then fled on foot in an
unknown direction.”
Anyone knowing Lathon’s whereabouts was urged to call detectives at
(310) 524-2216.

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