Alexis Edmundo Garcia, 31, is accused of approaching girls between the ages of 11 and 17 to engage them in conversation about the victims' socks. Police said Garcia has a sexual fixation with socks worn by minor females.
Garcia has approached at least nine girls, and police believe there may be further victims.
Garcia was arrested on Friday on charges of contact with a minor with intent to commit sexual offense; possession of matter depicting a minor simulating sexual conduct; and annoying/molesting a minor.
Garcia is alleged to have contacted girls in or around Mesa High School, Shivela Middle School, Rail Ranch Elementary, Alta Murrieta Elementary, Symphony Park and a Target store on California Oaks.
Garcia is alleged to be connected to incidents that occurred on March 10, March 21, April 4, April 8 and April 11, on which day he was observed by a police detective speaking with a minor female near the Murrieta Boys and Girls Club.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Phil Gomez at (951) 461-6356 or the police non-emergency number at (951) 696-3615.