Video shows sexual assaults on disabled women

L.A. Sheriff's department seeks help in identifying suspects in hours of footage on DVDs left anonymously

Published January 6, 2011 11:30PM (EST)

Los Angeles sheriff's investigators have uncovered shocking video showing a group of men sexually assaulting at least 10 severely handicapped women.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that an anonymous individual dropped off DVDs copied from a computer hard drive containing over 100 hours of video depicting a sequence of sexual assaults on women, all of whom appear to be disabled.

Authorities say the footage was shot at several locations, including one that appears to be a residential care facility.

Investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying where and when the video was shot, as well as the identity of the suspects who were captured on tape.

The video is not being released, but composite drawings of four of the suspects have been created based on the video footage.

By Thomas Watkins

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