Police seek public's help in finding man who harassed, exposed himself to girl


Police are seeking the public's help to find a man who harassed and exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl in Walnut Creek last week.

The teen was walking along the Iron Horse Trail near Westcliffe Lane around 1:20 p.m. last Monday, June 18, when a man approached her and

offered drugs and solicited sex from the juvenile, police said.

Police said the suspect continued to follow the girl until she reached the parking lot of her home, where he exposed himself to her.

The man is described as an approximately 40-year-old Hispanic man who is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs roughly 200 pounds with a

noticeable belly.

He is also described as having black hair, brown eyes, a medium-dark complexion and spoke English with a heavy Spanish accent, police said.

The suspect was last seen wearing an orange, construction-type vest and was smoking L&M cigarettes.

Police have developed a composite sketch based on his description.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Walnut Creek police Detective Keagy at 943-5881 or Sgt. Mike McLaughlin at 256-3570.


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Posted by SRV Teacher
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

This is disgusting, and I feel terrible for the poor girl. I would like to ask parents to please remember that there are adults out there who prey on kids. If your teenaged daughters are running around in teeny shorts and have their bra straps and goodness knows what else hanging out, they are showing these creeps (as well as the whole town) a little too much. While a victim is never to blame, it doesn't hurt to remember that what you project as a young lady (or man) may be adding fuel to their sickness. Keep your kids safe!

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Again, not blaming the victim here, but part of protecting our kids is keeping them aware of their surroundings. When people of any age are focused on a little electronic widget in their hand, texting friends or checking their stock reports, they may not even see a predator coming.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

...and I would add that this smart girl did an astoundingly good job with the perp's description. Maybe she was one of the rare ones who wasn't on a cell phone.

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Posted by Drew
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:24 am

Luckily this your lady is safe. But let us not forget the odds of this perp being here illegally are high. Oh wait----aren't we told to embrace diversity and not judge others?

Wake up, people-------

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