Hollywood Photographer Accused Of Sex Assault During Photoshoot: LAPD

LOS ANGELES, CA — A headshot photographer known for his work with celebrities was arrested this week following accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman at his Hancock Park home photography studio, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Kenneth Howard Dolin, 64, was arrested on March 4 on a charge of penetration with a foreign object. He was since been released from custody pending further investigation, police said.

Dolin’s arrest comes after a 29-year-old woman in January reported she was sexually assaulted by the photographer and acting coach. Detectives learned that two other women in their mid 20s had accused Dolin of sexual assault in 2017, police said.

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All three incidents began with professional contacts that led to Dolin being accused of touching the woman inappropriately during photoshoots, police said.

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“These victims felt trapped and had to comply with his advances,” Detective Brent Hopkins said in a release. “There’s a huge difference between art photography and sexual assault. We want to make sure we know everything that happened and make sure that line does not get crossed again.”

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Dolin’s online portfolio includes photos of many prominent actors and other celebrities.

Police believe there may be additional victims that have not come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Richard Podkowski at 213-473-0447 or 877-527-3247 during non-business hours.

Anonymous tips can be submitted online to Crime Stoppers or by calling 800-222-8477.

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