LAPD

Aaron Clark, 40

SAN FERNANDO (CNS) – Authorities are urging people to contact detectives if they were victimized by a convicted sex offender who allegedly lured victims to his Sylmar-area home by convincing them he was in the entertainment industry or that he was a photographer.

Aaron Clark, 40, was arrested April 14 in connection with sexual assaults of two victims on April 13 and 14, and was being held on $1.2 million bail, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

“It is believed that Clark assaulted other victims,” an LAPD statement said. “Clark may have used online dating applications or services such as Backpage to lure victims to his home in the Sylmar area, posing as a photographer or convincing victims he was in the entertainment industry.”

Clark was scheduled to be arraigned at the San Fernando courthouse on two counts of forcible oral copulation and one count each of forcible rape and kidnapping to commit another crime.

 According to the LAPD, Clark was convicted in 2003 of sexually assaulting two minors, and he served time in prison and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

In 2014, Clark was convicted of child molestation and returned to prison, police said. He was released on parole on March 15, 2017.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call LAPD Mission Area Sexual Assault detectives at (818) 838-9971 or 818) (838-9800; (877) LAPD-24-7; or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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