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News Release - Indecent Exposure

9/19/2006

IRVINE, CA – At 7:00 a.m. September 18, 2006, a lone female was walking in her apartment complex in the area of Orange Arrow and Yale Avenue.  Her attention was drawn to a male subject who was exposing himself in her direction.  The male is described as 6’0” tall with a thin build.  Upon gaining her attention the male fled the area.

This event is similar to other events that have occurred in Irvine, Tustin and South Orange County cities.  The Irvine Police Department is working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Tustin Police Department to identify and capture the individual responsible for these events.  As a result of these joint investigations, Irvine detectives believe there may be approximately 18 events in Irvine since March of 2006 that are linked to this suspect.  In each of these events a lone female was walking in an apartment complex or walking trail when the exposure occurred.  The suspect attracts the attention of the victim and then flees the area.  No vehicles have been seen in the Irvine events.  The Irvine events have occurred in the morning hours between 6:15 a.m. and 7:35 a.m. 

The attached composite sketch is connected with an Irvine event in which the victim was able to observe the suspect’s face.  

The suspect has been described as between 20 and 38 years old, 5’8” to 6’0” tall, 150 to 180 pounds - thin but muscular build.  He has been described as having olive complexion.

In many cases the victims have waited to report the events until later in the day. The Irvine Police Department recommends that women be aware of their surroundings as they move through their morning routines.  Women walking alone should carry their cell phone and call 911 immediately if they see this suspect.  

Any persons having information about any of these events should call Detective Victoria Hurtado at (949) 724-7194