Rape Suspect Turns Himself In

Babak Azadfilani

Babak Azadfilani

Five hours after police released the identity of a suspect in a sexual assault in April, the 26-year-old man turned himself in to the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Earlier in the week, police obtained a warrant for the arrest of Babak Azadgilani, also known as “Bobby”, of Laguna Niguel, but he had evaded custody at his home and job, Capt. Jason Kravetz said in a statement.

On Friday at midday, Kravetz released the suspect’s name, photo and license plate number of his motorcycle. He was booked on a $100,000 warrant by 5:30 p.m., Kravetz said.

Police asked for the public’s help in taking Azadgilani into custody and hope circulating his information may prompt victims to come forward, the statement says.

Police allege Azadgilani fled the scene of the assault in a Laguna home on a BMW motorcycle.  A woman reported refusing the advances of a man she recently met at the beach; he allegedly choked, hit and sexually assaulted her, the Indy reported on April 26.


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