Corona police seek victims of suspect who exposed himself to kids
Corona police Friday asked that any victims targeted by a man suspected of exposing himself to children walking home from area elementary schools come forward.
According to Corona police Sgt. Jason Waldon, there were three known occasions in September when the flasher exposed himself to youths.
A 22-year-old Eastvale man was arrested last week on suspicion of indecent exposure in connection with the alleged offenses. However, detectives are withholding his identity until further information is obtained, including from other potential victims and witnesses, Waldon said in a statement.
“Our detectives believe there may be unreported incidents involving this suspect,” the sergeant said.
The man’s custody status could not immediately be confirmed.
According to Waldon, all of the known victims were between 7 and 11 years old, and they were all heading home from their respective schools when they encountered the flasher.
One incident occurred near Mountain Gate Drive and Orange Heights Lane, another in the 3300 block of Big Dipper Drive, and a third was reported in the area of Tabitha Way and Talbot Circle, according to Waldon.
He said that the children were students from Ben Franklin and Eisenhower elementary schools.
“In each incident, the victims were walking by a vehicle parked along the curb when an adult male subject exposed himself to them,” Waldon said. “The vehicle and suspect description were similar in each case reported.”
Detectives ultimately identified the Eastvale man as the likely culprit in each instance, according to Waldon.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Detective Gail Gottfried at 951-279-3623, or email@example.com.