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Man pleads not guilty to allegedly assaulting Craigslist job ad respondent in Glendale

An Arkansas man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he sexually assaulted a 21-year-old Illinois woman in Glendale after she answered his Craigslist ad for a personal assistant, officials said.

Garry Dwayne Boga, 27, faces one felony count of sexual battery by fraud, one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two felony counts of assault on a cohabitant and felony robbery, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.

He was arrested March 27 in Burbank after the woman reported that she answered his Craigslist posting for a personal assistant, met him in Hollywood and was later driven to an apartment in Glendale, according to police.

Boga, who claimed he was in the music industry, also allegedly posed as medical professional to perform a physical examination on the woman — reportedly as part of the interview process, police said.

Detectives later discovered a detailed list of young women in his possession, according to Sgt. Tom Lorenz. They believe Boga may have additional victims who haven’t come forward to police.

Detectives say Boga likely targeted women from the Midwest who were looking to make it in Hollywood.

He is expected to appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 22 for a preliminary hearing.

Anyone with information on the case was encouraged to call Det. Ernesto Torres at (818) 548-3106. To remain anonymous, call Glendale Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Veronica Rocha,

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