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Long Beach Police Department arrests suspect, seeks additional victims in sexual battery series

Through an extensive investigation, Sex Crimes detectives have arrested a suspect in a sexual battery series that occurred between May 30, 2021 and Sep. 24, 2021.

The suspect has been identified as Christopher Royal Starr, a 33-year-old resident of Long Beach. Detectives presented their findings to the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office and obtained a warrant for Starr’s arrest. On Jan. 27, 2022, members of the Long Beach Police Department’s Warrant Detail arrested Starr at his home in the 1600 block of E. 1st Street. Starr was booked into the Long Beach City Jail on three counts of sexual battery and is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

Detectives are seeking additional victims and encourage anyone with information to contact Sex Crimes Detective William Neal at (562) 570-7368.

Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.