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Man arrested for multiple acts of indecent exposure to minors & women across Long Beach



LBPD announced the apprehension of a 34-year-old Long Beach man accused of repeatedly masturbating while in his car following minors and women.


Details:

On May 10 a social media post of an exposure incident was reported to the LBPD; during the initial investigation, detectives were able to connect the suspect's car to six other episodes across Long Beach.


Here is a summary:

  • On October 1, 2019, officers were dispatched to the area of Wardlow Road and Golden Avenue for a report of a male adult sitting in his car while masturbating. The vehicle was gone upon officers' arrival.

  • Later that day, a 17-year-old and 21-year-old female victims walking in the area of Harding Street and Atlantic Avenue reported a suspect in his vehicle masturbating who was following them. The car was not located by officers that day.

  • On May 25, 2020, officers arrived in the area of Spring Street and Studebaker Road regarding a suspect masturbating in his vehicle. The victim, a female adult, reported being outside her residence when the suspect drove up.

  • On July 9, 2020, the LBPD received a call of a person exposing himself in a vehicle while following a 15-year-old female in Atherton Street and Palo Verde Avenue.

  • On August 2, 2020, a female adult walking in the area of Palo Verde Avenue and Spring Street reported being followed by a suspect matching the previous incidents' description.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old David Leon Lopez of Long Beach. Lopez was booked for one count lewd acts and eight counts of indecent exposure and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $75,000 bail.