Sexual Predator on the Loose Near Pepperdine Campus, Female Student Assaulted in Civic Center Area

A female Pepperdine student was sexually assaulted in the early morning hours of February 8th in private gated condominium complex near Pepperdine University.

The Local Malibu was notified of the sexual assault by a concerned community member who contacted our publication after  the Lost Hills Sheriff Station failed to notify the public of the crime. The suspect is still at large.

The predator deliberately cut two areas of a secured fence on the property entering the complex at 3:15 a.m., and is seen on camera roaming the hallways before entering to the unit of the female student and committing the sexual assault. The victim  screamed for help and the suspect fled. Security cameras show the predator leaving the property at 3:55 a.m.

The first two units from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrived at the scene at 4:16 a.m., the second unit arrived moments later at 4:34 a.m.


          The suspect is described as male, white adult, approximately 30 year’s old, blond hair, beard, 6 ft  170 lbs., last seen in all black clothing and a baseball hat. 

The wildly inappropriate behavior of the officers at the scene include not only a failure to properly investigate a crime, the officers also  engaged in a form of victim shaming; “I smell pot, are you sure you are not imaging it?” the deputy said to the victim. The officer then proceeded to inform the victim that since “she was not penetrated”  law enforcement could not take action. The deputies continued to downplay the incident that night, dismissing it as a “trespassing”.

The officers failed to interview the security footage at the scene which show the suspect committing lewd acts in the hallway, his features and clothing clearly recognizable.

The demeanor displayed by officers responding to the sexual assault of the young woman, is not only alarming, it shows a blatant disregard for the law, due process, state and federal laws, and LASD policy.

In December 2018, Sheriff Villanueva was sworn in as the 33rd Sheriff of L.A. County and immediately established an open door policy for activists and community watchdogs, allowing our publication to contact the Sheriff directly with issues of public safety. Upon learning the details surrounding the crime and the officer’s response from our publication, Sheriff Villanueva took swift and immediate action. “I am horrified at the line of questioning regardless of what was known at the time.” said Sheriff Villanueva  “There will be consequences.”

If you have any information regarding the suspect and this crime please call Detective Ojeda at 818.878.1808










Alerts were posted on resident’s doors.

Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over one million hits across her social media platforms.

Since 2020, Woods was the only journalist reporting on the on-going public corruption involving former L.A. Metro CEO Phil Washington. Woods worked with Political Corruption expert Adam Loew, DC Watchdog organizations and leaders in the Capitol exposing Washington which ultimately led to the withdrawal of his nomination to head the FAA.

Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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