Sex Offender Arrested At Bus Bench; SMPD Ask Other Victims To Come Forward

Friday, 21 Jun 2013, 9:36:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Kelechi Amadi was arrested Wednesday morning on a sexual battery charge.
Courtesy Of SMPD
Kelechi Amadi was arrested Wednesday morning on a sexual battery charge.

A registered sex offender was arrested in Santa Monica early Wednesday

morning after touching a woman underneath her clothing at a bus bench and saying he was going

to rape her.

Now, the Santa Monica Police Department is asking for any

other victims to come forward.

SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said at approximately 4:30 am Wednesday officers

were in the 400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard when they interrupted a sexual

battery occurring on a bus bench.  

“The

adult female victim told officers that the suspect, identified as 34 year old

Kelechi Amadi, had touched her underneath her clothing and stated that he was

going to rape her,” Lewis said. “Amadi, a registered sex offender, who is on

parole for sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender, was placed

under arrest for sexual battery and assault to commit rape.”

Amadi is homeless and is known to travel extensively throughout the Los Angeles

area, utilizing public transportation, Lewis said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Soto at 310.458.8218;

Sergeant Darrick Jacob at 310.458.8460; or the Santa Monica Police Department

(24 hours) at 310.458.8495.

Copyright © 2011 by Santa Monica Mirror. All rights reserved.