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IE man allegedly traps, exposes self to girls

An Eastvale man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trapping five female juveniles and masturbating in front of them.

April 28, 2011 2:11:25 PM PDT
Eastvale resident Jacob Stutzman, 33, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trapping five female juveniles and masturbating in front of them.

Chino Hills detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department identified Stutzman through a vehicle description and a partial reading of his license plate.

Stutzman is accused of trapping five juvenile females on Apr. 22. The girls were walking through a field and entered a drainage tunnel near Butterfield Ranch Rd. and Pine Ave. in Chino Hills.

When the girls were in the tunnel, Stutzman allegedly blocked the entrance masturbating with his pants unzipped and a T-shirt pulled over his face with eye holes cut. He allegedly had a hand raised threatening with a possible weapon.

Stutzman allegedly told the girls to put down their cell phones. One of the girls tried to get past him, whereupon Stutzman allegedly pushed her back and threatened her. One of the girls then sprayed Stutzman with pepper-spray, and the girls were able to escape.

They reported the incident at a nearby restaurant, and an independent witness was able to identify the suspect's vehicle as he drove away.

Chino Hills detectives traced Stutzman to his Eastvale residence. He was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, indecent exposure and making criminal threats. A search warrant was served and evidence was recovered from the residence.

Stutzman was held at the West Valley Detention Center and was expected to be arraigned Friday in Chino Hills Superior Court.

Anyone with information regarding this case was urged to contact Detective R. Hilfer at (909)364-2000.