LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced in a press report that a man was arrested by officers on Tuesday in connection with a 2001 kidnap and sexual assault of a 14 year-old boy in the Devonshire Division of Los Angeles.
Canyon News spoke with Lieutenant Chris Ramirez of the LAPD, who disclosed the following:
After the incident in 2001, the LAPD collected DNA segments of the suspect, but were unable to obtain information about his identity.
This week, police officials attained segments of the suspect’s DNA which were collected following another unrelated crime. Authorities were able to identify him as Hollywood native Mirec Voyt, 54. He was arrested by the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) on Tuesday, after a search warrant was conducted at his residence.
Voyt has been charged with Kidnapping to Commit a Sex Crime and other felony charges and enhancement. He is being held without bail.
Anyone with information regarding this crime, or similar crimes, is asked to contact Detective Carla Zuniga, LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, at (213)486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.