A 14-year-old girl was just walking home from school peacefully in El Monte earlier this week when a man disgustingly exposed himself to her.
The girl was walking southbound on Elrovia Avenue just south of McGirk Avenue around 3:50 p.m. Monday afternoon when the incident happened.
El Monte Police Department said that a vehicle stopped near the girl, and the girl could see that the man was “committing sexual acts that met the definition on indecent exposure.” The man also spoke to the girl and said: “Hey baby, get in.”
The man was described as Hispanic, in his late 30s to early 40s with black thinning hair and brown eyes. He had small bags under his eyes, a wrinkled forehead and acne on his cheeks.
The man at the time of the incident was wearing a black T-shirt, khaki shorts and brown glasses with clear lenses.
The vehicle was described as a dark blue, four passenger and an old model car. The plate number was not caught.
It is not clear how the girl handled the situation, if she ran away from the vehicle and the man, and if she immediately sought help. It is also not clear if the police were alerted shortly after the incident to give them time to possibly chase after the vehicle to apprehend the suspect.
The police have provided more patrols around local schools following the incident.
The police are seeking the public’s help to search for the man behind the indecent and obscene exposure to a child, especially those who may have encountered him on the day of the incident, or those who were in the area at about the same time. Anyone with useful information or tips based on the suspect’s description and have knowledge on his whereabouts are requested to contact the Police Department at 626-580-2100.
The suspect at large continues to pose a danger to children.