The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) chief is expecting an influx of even more reports of high-profile sex crimes as their department investigates more Hollywood types of cases numbering more than two dozen.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said they are encouraging all victims of sexual assault to come forward to report such crimes.
For now, the LAPD is investigating 28 cases of alleged sex crimes against celebrities and personalities in the entertainment industry including disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick, “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller, and talent agent Tyler Grasham.
LAPD has also received 37 other sex crime reports which they sent to other law enforcement agencies.
Due to the increased number of sex crimes being reported to them and the expectations that the numbers will continue to increase, the LAPD has set up five teams of two detectives, who include members of the cold-case unit.
Beck told the Los Angeles Times that they recognize the strong trauma the victims suffer at the hands of the predators who commit such heinous crimes.
Beck added: “Our detectives are coordinating closely with our local prosecutors and other police agencies including the NYPD. The high profile nature of these particular cases has not changed our unyielding commitment to seek justice for all victims of sexual assault.”