The co-executive producer of the American comedy show Scrubs has been arrested on multiple charges of sexual assault.
Eric Weinberg allegedly targeted young women in public under the guise of being a photographer offering them work.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department said the writer would sexually assault women during photo shoots held at his own residence.
Weinberg was arrested around noon Thursday in the Los Feliz area of LA.
He was charged with several counts of sexual assault, including rape.
His total bail was set at $3.2m (£2.7m).
LAPD said Weinberg’s arrest was related to crimes that occurred in Los Angeles between 2012 and 2019, although detectives believe there are additional unidentified victims that may date back to the early 1990s .
“Weinberg was a Hollywood producer/writer and appeared to have targeted women in grocery stores, coffee shops and other public places,” a spokesperson said.
“Weinberg approached women who were between the ages of 20 and 30 under the guise of being a photographer and arranged photo shoots with them.
“Once the women were at his residence, he sexually assaulted them during the photo shoot.”
Victims or anyone with information is urged to contact detectives.
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