By Anthony Saude
Pomona – A man who is suspected of sexually assaulting and raping five transient women in the City of Pomona was arrested earlier this week by Pomona Police Detectives. David Tymel Cummings is the 39-year-old transient man who was arrested for two counts of 261(a)(2) PC- Rape by Force or Fear and three counts of 243.4 PC- Sexual Assault and Battery.
The first of the five incidents showed up on the Police Departments radar in August of 2017. A woman filed a report with the Police Department in which she stated that she had been sexually assaulted. She gave the police a description of the suspect. The next few months four more women came forward with a very similar story and description of suspect. Police believe that all five women had been in or around the Pomona Armory or one of the nearby areas where the incidents had taken place.
A Crime Analyst was able to assist the Pomona Police Department in identifying the suspect when they noticed all five reports filed by the women had a similar suspect description. Upon further investigation Pomona Police Detectives and Officers were able to locate and arrest Cummings without incident. Cummings was booked into the Pomona City Jail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).