The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against Jarvis Mathias Newman AKA Marquis Perkings, a 26-year-old male, for his involvement in two separate incidents in Santa Monica. On September 12, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers met with a victim who reported that a couple days prior, she was asleep in the 1700-1800 block of the beach when she was awoken by a male that was touching her vaginal area over her clothes. The victim screamed and the suspect walked away. The victim provided police with a description of the suspect. She noted he had a distinctive gap in his front teeth. On September 15, SMPD Officers were dispatched to the area of Ocean and Colorado to investigate an assault. Officers met with a victim who told them, on that date at about 4:30 a.m., she was asleep in her tent at around the 1200 block of the beach, when a male woke her up and began to make small talk. At one point the male attempted to shift their conversation to be sexual in nature. The male then attempted to grab the female around the neck and take off her clothes. The victim screamed and was able to fight the male off her before he fled. The victim of this second incident provided police with the suspect’s description. SMPD personnel observed a male matching the description of the suspect, later identified as Jarvis Newman, in the area of 4th and Colorado. The victim in this incident positively identified Newman as the person who attacked her. During the course of their investigation, officers learned Newman was an active Registered Sexual Offender. Detectives followed up with the victim of the first incident and she also identified Newman as the male that assaulted her.

On September 17, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges against Newman:

• 1 count – 220(a)(1) PC – Assault to commit rape

• 1 count – 243.4(e )(1) PC – Sexual Battery

Anyone with additional information or incidents related to this individual is encouraged to contact Detective Jacob Holloway with Criminal Investigations Division (CID) at (310) 458-8934 or the Watch Commander’s office at (310) 458-2249.