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Craigslist predator suspect scheduled to enter plea Wednesday

April 03, 2013|By Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

An Arkansas man is scheduled to be arraigned Wendesday on charges he sexually assaulted a 21-year-old Illinois woman in Glendale after she responded to his Craigslist job posting for a personal assistant.

Garry Dwayne Boga, 27, who also used the first name "Tavion," faces felony counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, sexual battery by fraud, two counts of assault on his cohabitant and one count of robbery, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.

Boga, who has multiple aliases, claimed he was in the music industry, even though he is not, and that he needed an assistant, said Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department. Boga is reportedly a transient from Arkansas and has ties to a Glendale address.

The woman and Boga agreed to meet for an interview March 13 outside a building in Hollywood, police said.

Once Boga arrived, however, he reportedly told her he was running late for another appointment and asked her to enter his car so they could talk about the job as he headed to his next meeting, police said.

Boga instead drove the woman to an apartment in Glendale, where police said he reportedly told her she needed to first undergo a physical examination as part of the job interview.

He allegedly lied and led the woman to believe he was a medical professional as he sexually assaulted her, Lorenz said. After the assault, Boga drove the woman to Hollywood, police said.

Detectives later talked to the woman and were able to corroborate her story, Lorenz said.

Boga, who remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail, was convicted of robbery in San Bernardino in October 2007, according to court records.

Anyone with more information may call Det. Ernesto Torres at (818) 548-3106.

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veronica.rocha@latimes.com


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