Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Man Suspected of Exposing Himself to Girls

exposure suspectAuthorities are attempting to identify a man suspected of exposing himself to underage girls on at least five occasions in different parts of the city in recent weeks, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

The incidents happened between August 6 and September 12 between 3:00PM and 6:00PM and occurred in the area of Arbor Road to Atherton Street and Bellflower Boulevard to Palo Verde Avenue, according to a release from the LBPD.

“He will approach minor females, ask them for directions and then expose himself,” officials stated.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between the age of 20 to 40, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, thin to average build, short black hair that is cut shorter on the sides than the top, several days of unshaven facial hair and possibly wearing glasses. He has often been seen riding a dark colored bicycle.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or may be able to identify the suspect responsible is urged to call Sex Crimes Detective James Smigla at (562) 5705514. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Editor’s note: This story was updated with a sketch of the suspect provided by the Long Beach Police Department.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.