Long Beach serial flasher wanted for targeting kids walking to school

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Long Beach police are asking for the public's help to track down a serial flasher who is exposing himself to children walking to school. (KABC)

Long Beach police are asking for the public's help to track down a serial flasher who is exposing himself to children walking to school.

Authorities released a composite sketch of the suspect, who is described as a white male, 24-35 years old with brown hair. Police said he is often seen in the passenger side of his parked car, a white vehicle with tinted windows.

Investigators said the suspect sits in the car with his pants down and sometimes touching himself as young girls walk by. Officials also said he often calls out to the girls, trying to get them closer to his vehicle.

In an incident that happened Wednesday morning, police said the man attempted to grab a child on the street, but the girl was able to run away. This incident occurred near Euclid Avenue and 7th Street.

Investigators said they have received reports of six incidents since Feb. 11. All the incidents occurred between 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. near Jefferson Leadership Academies within the boundaries of Coronado and Euclid avenues, and between 7th and to 10th streets.

Seventh grader Cheyenne Koehn says the victims are her classmates.

"When they're walking to and from school, they see him and he comes out, and he's either masturbating or he's trying to lure them in and it's just scary to know that he's here," Koehn said.

People living in the neighborhood said they're keeping their eye out from now on.

"Stay away from our kids, because they're just kids," said Natalie Rodriguez, a parent.

Patrol officers have been actively searching for the suspect, and multiple law enforcement agencies in the region have been alerted. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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