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Man wanted for lewd act with child in Simi Valley

Authorities are searching for a suspect believed to have committed a lewd act with a child at a park in Simi Valley.

May 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are searching for a suspect believed to have committed a lewd act with a child at a park in Simi Valley.

Investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said two children were playing in a tunnel at Santa Susana Park on Thursday when a man followed them in it.

Authorities said the man then committed a lewd act involving one of the children. Authorities did not release details of the incident.

Neither child was harmed.

The suspect is described as white, 40 to 45-years-old with a beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.