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News Release

Thursday, March 11, 1999

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Detectives Search for Pedophile in The Sylmar Area

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, March 11, 1999


Foothill Detectives, Major Assault Crimes Unit, is handling a multiple victim child annoying case. From Friday, March 5, 1999 to the present we have had nine (9) victims and four (4) separate incidents where the suspect described as a male, Hispanic, black hair, unknown height, approximately 200 pounds, 25 to 35 years of age, parked his vehicle in and around school areas and waits for victims to pass. The suspect while seated in his vehicle with his pants removed, opens the door, and calls to the victims. The suspect then exposes himself to the victims while masturbating.

These crimes have occurred at Olive Vista Elementary School, Sylmar High School and Sylmar Elementary School, in the Sylmar area.

The suspect has been seen in two vehicles: a Blue Toyota pick up truck; and a yellow large unknown make/model work type pickup truck.

On Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 4:00 P.M., Foothill Detectives will hold a press conference at Foothill Police Station, 12760 Osborne St., Pacoima, CA. Information and a composite of the suspect will be distributed.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detectives F. Hascher, L. Silberer or M. Major, Foothill Operation Support Division at 818-756-3115, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During evenings and weekends, call 818-756-8861.



For Release 2:15 pm PST
March 11, 1999