Police Seek More Victims in Hollwood Date Rape Case | NBC Southern California

Police Seek More Victims in Hollwood Date Rape Case

Police believe that more women may have been assaulted by suspect Robert Stephens.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Investigators are asking for the public's help as they build their case against an aspiring actor suspected of sexually assaulting women after taking them out in Hollywood. (Published Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012)

    Investigators are asking the public for help in their search for other possible victims of Robert Aaron Stephens.

    The 33 year-old aspiring actor was arrested last February for allegedly sexually assaulting at least two women after taking them out on dates in the Hollywood area.

    According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the crimes occurred between May 2009 and October 2010.

    "We had the first case that we worked on and then this second victim came forward, which leads us to believe that in this time period there were other victims out there," said LAPD Commander Andrew Smith.

    Stevens was charged with crimes including forcible rape, rape by use of drugs, sodomy by use of force and attempted forcible oral copulation.

    A pre-trial conference is scheduled for February 9.

    "Stephens is suspected of sexually assaulting women at his residence after taking them out to various social functions and events in Hollywood," the LAPD said in a statement. "His method has been to get them intoxicated and then take advantage of them." 

    According to the Internet Movie Database, Stephens appeared in the 2007 television mini-series "Tin Man'" and in the 2007 movie `"The Disappearance of Jenna Matheson,'" which is about a woman who gets raped at a college party and disappears.

    Police are urging anyone with information about other victims to call LAPD at (213) 473-0447 or (877) LAPD-24-7. 

    Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: Twitter: @NBCLA // Facebook: NBCLA