Women Warned After Convicted Sex Offender Released on Bail

Police in North Hollywood were warning women Thursday that a convicted sex offender, who was facing new charges, was back on the street after being released on bail.

Irvine Perez allegedly runs up to women and grabs them from behind, according to police. He is suspected in eight similar assault between June and October.

Perez was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery with restraint and lewd acts upon child, but was released this week on bail, according to Lt. Michael Rimkunas of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The 30-year-old registered sex offender was convicted in 2007 of similar acts for which he spent two years in state prison, Rimkunas said.

His GPS monitoring device was taken off in May when his parole ended,” according to LAPD Capt. Stephen Carmona.

One month later he attacked his first in a series of new victims, Carmona said.

Perez is due back in court Dec 5.

Kimberly Cheng reports from North Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.