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2 arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl

Fernando Sernas and Gilberto Reyes-Martinez, both 29 years old, were arrested and charged in connection with a sexual assault that concluded in Culver City but began in Venice Beach. (Culver City Police Department)
July 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Charges have been filed against two men accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Culver City.

Culver City police officers met with the alleged victim last Thursday, July 5. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify the two suspects as Gilberto Reyes-Martinez and Fernando Sernas, both 29-year-old Los Angeles residents.

The men were arrested by Culver City police and charged by the District Attorney's Office after the detectives took them into custody.

Investigators say the men met the girl in Venice Beach and the initial crime happened there. The three then went to the Paradise Inn and Suites at Washington Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue, where authorities say the men sexually assaulted the girl.


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