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StorySanta Monica Police Arrest Registered Sex Offender, Seeks Victims

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June 24, 2013 -- Santa Monica police are looking for possible victims of a homeless registered sex offender who sexually battered a woman last Wednesday.

Police arrested Kelechi Amadi, 34, after they interrupted the sexual battery taking place at a bus bench in the 400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at approximately 4:30 a.m.

“The adult female victim told officers that the suspect had touched her underneath her clothing and stated that he was going to rape her,” said Sgt. Richard Lewis, the police department spokesman.

Photo of suspect Kelechi Amadi, 34

 Amadi, who is on parole for sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender, was placed under arrest 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,” he said.

The Santa Monica Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying any additional victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Soto at (310) 458-8218; Sergeant Darrick Jacob at (310) 458-8460; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call WE Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27643), or submit the tip online at . Tipsters will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000.00 if the information leads to an arrest and conviction.

Anonymous tipsters can also contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at . If the information leads to an arrest, the tipster is eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000.00.

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