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August 11, 2023: Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting, Drugging Multiple Women in Los Angeles, West Hollywood

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and Sheriff Robert Luna announced today that Andrey Thanh Nguyen aka “Cosmo” has been charged with sexually assaulting and drugging five women between the ages of 18 to 21 in 2021 and 2023 in Los Angelesand West Hollywood.

“The violence and trauma that the five survivors in this case endured is abhorrent and will not be tolerated,” District Attorney Gascón said. “My office is committed to working tirelessly to prevent sexual assault, support survivors, and hold abusers accountable. We encourage any additional victims of Andrey Thanh Nguyen to come forward.”

Andrey Thanh Nguyen (dob 07/03/86) was charged in case SA108679 with seven counts of rape by use of drugs; three counts of sexual penetration by anesthesia or controlled substance; one count of forcible rape; one count of oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance; one count of sale/transportation/offer to sell controlled substance; and one count of sexual battery.

Nguyen pleaded not guilty at an arraignment yesterday in Dept. 30 at the Airport Courthouse.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim in this case should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at 562-946-7960.  The Sheriff’s Department Special Bulletin is attached with additional information and a photo of the defendant. 

Survivors in need of victim services may reach the DA Bureau of Victim Services at 1-800-380-3811.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department.