GLENDALE (CNS) - A homeless man was in custody today for allegedly committing various crimes involving a child.
Simon Lopez, 21, a transient, was arrested on Monday and booked on suspicion of kidnapping, domestic violence, ``engaging in intercourse with a minor,'' and for an outstanding warrant, the Glendale Police Department reported.
Lopez was being held on $100,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The investigation began on Dec. 3, when officers were sent to the 1800 block of Camino San Rafael regarding ``a confrontation between a minor and an adult male,'' police said.
``During the investigation, officers learned that the male was seen physically assaulting a minor before fleeing the area in a vehicle,'' police said in a statement.
``Detectives assigned to Glendale P.D.'s assaults bureau immediately took over the investigation, and learned that 21-year-old Simon Lopez, transient, had been engaging in a romantic relationship with a minor under 15 years of age,'' police said. ``Lopez was discovered to have a non-local warrant out for his arrest.
Lopez was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Monday in a residential neighborhood in the 21000 block of Roscoe Boulevard in Canoga Park, police said.
``Due to L.A. County's emergency `Zero-Dollar' bail order, the District Attorney's office recommended bail be set to $0; however, a $100,000 bail hold was set,'' police said.
``The following charges reflect what the District Attorney's office has filed against Lopez: unlawful sex with a minor, oral copulation of a minor, domestic violence, contact with a minor for sexual offense and possession of child porn,'' police said.
``It is currently unknown if Lopez has been involved with other minors,'' police said.
``If you or your child has been in contact with Lopez via social media or another platform, please contact the Glendale Police Department's Assaults Bureau by calling 818-548-3106,'' police said.
Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS; use your smartphone by downloading the ``P3 MOBILE APP'' or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org.