NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A 32-year-old North Hollywood man suspected in a series of sexual assaults against women in the San Fernando Valley is being held in lieu of $2.15 million bail, authorities said today.
Danilo Arturo Gonzalez was arrested about 6 p.m. Saturday at his home and booked on suspicion of assault with the intent to commit a sex offense in the course of a burglary, according to Los Angeles police and sheriff’s online inmate records.
The most recent attacks occurred Friday, when the suspect, using an unsecured sliding glass door, allegedly entered the room of an 81-year-old woman at a senior care facility in Northridge.
The Los Angeles Police Department alleges Gonzalez “sexually assaulted the victim and then went to the room of an 87-year-old victim, where he attempted to sexually assault her before leaving the location.”
Detectives conducted an investigation and identified Gonzalez as the suspect, according to the LAPD, which has also linked him to several 2015 assaults.
On the evening of March 27, 2015, Gonzalez allegedly approached a 66- year-old woman walking to her home near Cozycroft Avenue and Mayall Street in Chatsworth, “rendered her unconscious and then sexually assaulted her,” according to an LAPD statement.
Last July 30, he allegedly used an unsecured sliding glass door to enter the room of an 81-year-old woman at a senior care facility in Northridge, before sexually assaulting her and fleeing the location, police said.
On Sept. 30 last year, he allegedly used an unsecured sliding glass door to enter the Northridge home of a 71-year-old woman, then sexually assaulted her before fleeing, according to the LAPD.
It was not immediately clear if the most recent assault and the one in July were committed against the same victim at the same at the senior care facility.
All of the attacks occurred within five miles from one another.
Anyone with information that could assist police investigators was asked to call Special Assault Section Detective Kimberly Fairchild of the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division at (213) 486-6910. After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7, and anonymous tips can be provided through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.