Police say the suspect followed a boy for several blocks before propositioning him and grabbing his lower body.
Jimmie Kirkwood, 33, was booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old, assault with the intention to commit rape and false imprisonment, police said. Kirkwood’s bail is set at $100,000.
Police announced that his arrest comes after an investigation into a sexual assault case dating back to August 2021.
Police say they separately boarded a train in Downtown Long Beach before transferring onto a bus that dropped them off in South Los Angeles.
Police asked for help identifying the man, who they say boarded the same train as the girl in Long Beach before following her onto a bus in Los Angeles.
There were at least eight incidents since May 30, according to police. The most recent incident occurred on Sept. 24.
40-year-old Jacob William Brown pleaded no contest to forcible rape, sexual penetration by use of force and forcible oral copulation.
Police surrounded a motel near Downtown Long Beach Monday afternoon while they searched for a sexual assault suspect, according to authorities.
Jacob Brown, 39, faces one count each of carjacking, kidnapping during carjacking and kidnapping for a sex crime as well as three counts each of assault with intent to commit rape and forced oral copulation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
He was sentenced to more than 6 years in prison for locking himself into a room with a woman and sexually assaulting her, authorities said.