Person of interest in sexual assault, attempted murder in Venice Beach area taken into custody

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Detectives arrested a man Saturday wanted in connection of a sexual assault and attempted murder in the Venice Beach area, police said.

Kwan Dante Adams, 24, has been described by the Los Angeles Police Department as a person of interest in the Sept. 8 attack. The victim was found lying on the ground outside a restroom, unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma, according to LAPD.

Kwan Dante Adams, 24, appears in a photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department in September 2020.
Kwan Dante Adams, 24, appears in a photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department in September 2020.

The assault happened in the area of Ocean Front Walk and Anchorage Street, police said.

Detectives with LAPD’s Gang and Narcotics Division, Fugitive Warrants Section detained Adams without incident and booked him on an outstanding robbery arrest warrant, according to police. He is being held without bail.

No other details, including the condition of the victim, have been released by police as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information can reach LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, tipsters can call 877-527-3247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

Tips can also be submitted by visiting lapdonline.org and clicking on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu, or downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app and selecting L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as the local program.

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