A photographer allegedly attempted to coerce Korean models to perform sex acts on him by threatening to have them deported if they did not comply, police said.
Jung Park, 41, advertised for body paint models and then tried to force himself on applicants, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.
In an incident on Oct. 26, he is said to have met with a victim before asking her to disrobe and pose for naked photographs. Park then allegedly began to inappropriately touch the woman before attempting to rape her.
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When she turned him down, he then allegedly threatened to report her to immigration enforcement officials.
Park was arrested on Oct. 26 and later released on bond.
Several victims have since come forward and reported similar experiences with him during photo shoots and interviews at his place of business, police said.
Investigators are asking for any additional victims who responded to these advertisements to come forward. The ads were listed in Korean newspapers, websites and radio stations, which were run by Simple Touch Entertainment.
Park is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs around 180 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Maltos or Detective Runyon on 213-473-0447