WEST HOLLYWOOD—Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are searching for victims of a rapist who presented himself as a transportation driver providing lower rates to passengers who were too drunk to drive. The suspect, who has been identified as Dayvid Sherman, 48, preyed on victims that frequented a specific nightclub in West Hollywood.
Sherman drove a black Cadillac Escalade SUV. Detectives released a photo of the vehicle and are asking anyone who may have been a victim of Sherman to come forward.
According to the LAPD Blog, the first incident occurred in October 2018. The victim consumed drinks inside of a night club in West Hollywood and left the night club alone, and intoxicated.
Sherman approached the victim, and offered a ride home at a fare lower than rideshare services. The intoxicated victim agreed, and subsequently lost consciousness on the way home due to the level of intoxication. When the victim regained consciousness, in the back seat of the vehicle, she was being sexually assaulted by Sherman.
The second incident involved another victim attending the same night club in September 2019. The victim attended the club with friends and consumed alcoholic beverages inside the establishment. The victim left the club alone and intoxicated and had lapses of awareness, and recalled being in the suspect’s vehicle after leaving the club. The victim lost consciousness inside vehicle, and awoke to the sexual assault.
On Thursday, October 3, Sherman was arrested on suspicion of rape of an intoxicated person, a felony and held on $200,000 bail.
Sherman is described as a Black male, black hair, brown eyes, and standing at 6 feet and 2 inches tall.
Anyone with additional information regarding Dayvid Sherman or any additional victims are asked to call Southwest Area Detective Javier Orijel, at (323) 290-2976. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.