Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Thursday, May 17, 2007
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147
     

UPDATE: Man sought after lewd contacts with young girls
Riverside Police release composite sketches

 
     

Composite sketches of the lewd conduct suspect, as described by March 7 witness; as described by May 15 witness.

Riverside, Ca- Riverside Police continue to search for a man who approached a young girl in a car while fondling himself on Tuesday afternoon, May 15. This same man is believed to have approached two other girls, on March 7 and on May 15.

The girls described the man as a white male, late 30s, red hair, graying at the temples; brown eyes, last seen with a couple of days of light-colored beard stubble. He was driving a dark green four-door compact car or small sedan, seen Tuesday with a large bass drum and drumsticks in the back. The suspect appeared more clean-shaven on March 7, according to a new witness.

RECAP and UPDATE:

On Tuesday, May 15, a sixth-grade student was rollerblading in Riverside’s Orangecrest neighborhood about 4 p.m., when the man pulled alongside her to ask for directions. The encounter ended without incident but the man reappeared at about 4:20 p.m., asking for another location. The girl noticed the man was fondling himself. He then asked her if she wanted a ride. She refused and left the area and the man drove away. The 11-year-old girl immediately called her mother.

The first encounter took place in the vicinity of two-block-long Santa Clara Court; the second near Ruby Red Court and Tarocco Lane in the southeastern corner of the city. The girl was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and vehicle.

Police have since learned that another sixth-grade girl was approached in the same manner at about 3 p.m., May 15, in the area of Wood Road and Cottonwood Avenue, in Mission Grove, north of Orangecrest.

On March 7, 2007, an eighth-grade girl reported that a man fitting the same description pulled up asking directions, offering her a ride and following her, in the area of Krameria and Cole avenues, in Orangecrest. There were no lewd gestures, but the suspect attempted to get out of his car at that time. This witness was also able to provide a detailed description of the suspect.

Two of the witnesses helped an artist create two separate composite sketches of the suspect as he appeared to them on the two separate dates.

Anyone with information about these cases or who recognizes the description of this individual, is asked to contact the 24-hour Riverside Police line at (951) 787-7911.

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