Sex assault convict identified as suspect in rapes of disabled women
Los Angeles officials seek the public's help in identifying these men.
January 7th, 2011
06:05 PM ET

Sex assault convict identified as suspect in rapes of disabled women

Investigators have identified two men shown in a video apparently sexually assaulting disabled women in a care home and other places, Los Angeles Country sheriff's detectives told CNN Friday.

One suspect is Bert Hicks, 41, who is now serving a state prison sentence in Tehachapi, California, for fiduciary crimes, abuse and sexual assault in a residential care facility, sheriff's Detective Ron Anderson said.

Hicks allegedly took a disabled woman to Las Vegas, married her and then brought her back to the care facility, where she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by other men, Anderson said.

Authorities don't know if the crimes Hicks was convicted of are the ones depicted on video, Anderson said.

Sheriff's investigators announced their investigation into the video Thursday, when they issued a public appeal for help because the video was mailed to them by an anonymous tipster.

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  1. Chase


    January 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 2100

    These individuals are SICK N TWISTED , "they need to be locked up"...

    January 8, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rodja

    How far is lv from where he took her from? How long were the gone for? Wasn't the anyone else to look after her at the time they were getting all those hours? Im missing a point? If he did – hes a coward.

    January 8, 2011 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ed Bailey

    Find that facility AND SHUT IT DOWN PERMANENTLY.No way should a crime of this type should occur in any decently run is unthinkable!

    January 8, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sidewinder

    That's horrible and deplorable. Deviants.

    People that aren't cut out for these careers get into the Health Care field for all the wrong reasons. I wouldn't want someone with zero empathy for other human beings responsible for my medical care. Someone who is in it for a paycheck, or worse.

    I'm sure there are lots of criminals out there, but in the health care industry you take care of people at their weakest.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. myklds

    lethally inject them in their anuses.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. kim

    Its a dam shame people are that sick they dont care who they prey on just animals. Also what does color got to do with it like that really is a issue. Wrong is wrong no matter who it is. Some people are just so racist.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Veritas

    These animals are evil plain and simple they need to get conjugal visits from bubba. that will open thier eyes to how it feels to be powerless and in pain. show them no mercy.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. scatter

    burn them at the stake.

    January 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mary littleton

    Dont have mercy on them they need to suffer the same way that those helpless people did

    January 9, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. helenhull102951

    Only in California can such a sick-minded act like this one happen!!! I live in this SH-T HOLE state, but this is over the top even for this state!!! Bet he gets off on an insanity plea... Any takers???

    January 9, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
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