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Man Sexually Assaults Women & Stabs Tourist On SM Pier - Arrest Made.

On Saturday, May 27, 2023, at about 7:30 pm, Santa Monica Police Department DART officers patrolling the Pier were flagged down by the victim of an assault that just occurred. The victim, a Spanish-speaking tourist from Mexico, told the officers that about ten minutes prior, a male suspect approached her and grabbed her breast. The suspect, later identified as Johnathan Peck, continued walking past the victim, but stayed in the area. When the victim told her friend what happened the friend approached Peck and confronted him about the sexual assault. Johnathan responded by using a large, sharpened stick to stab the friend (victim 2) in the face and neck.

Johnathan Peck fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by additional officers on the Pier. While they were conducting their investigation, officers learned that Peck was also responsible for an additional assault that occurred shortly before the one described above. Peck attacked another female, grabbing her breasts, and another male victim who was also stabbed with the stick. Two of the victims requiring medical attention were transported to local hospitals and treated for minor injuries.

In Custody: Johnathan James Peck, DOB: 11/11/1997.

Some news outlets have reported him as being homeless, but the SMPD has not annouced anything about that yet.

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