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Suspected Sex Predator Spotted In Temecula: Police Seek Public's Help Finding Him

If anyone sees this man in Riverside County, contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000 to report the information. If outside Riverside County, refer to Detective Uribe of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 661-478-8249.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, about 5’8” tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with shaggy blond hair, and walking with a noticeable limp. Photo/RSO
The suspect is described as a white male adult, about 5’8” tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with shaggy blond hair, and walking with a noticeable limp. Photo/RSO

A man suspected of sexually assaulting a child in the bathroom of a Denny's Restaurant in Palmdale on Jan. 1 may be in Southwest Riverside County.

Wednesday the Riverside County Sheriff's Department released photos of the man after he was allegedly spotted by a citizen at the Temecula Promenade Mall.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Jan. 6, a citizen driving through the mall observed a man walk in front of their vehicle, the department reported.

The citizen honked at the man to move, and then drove away. The citizen later became aware of flyers put out by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department regarding the Jan. 1 incident and realized the man at the mall seemed to match the description of the suspect in the Denny's case.

The suspect is described by the Riverside County and Los Angeles County sheriff's departments as follows:

White male adult, about 5’8” tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with shaggy blond hair, and walking with a noticeable limp.

He was seen wearing a red shirt, dark-colored shorts, and dark tennis shoes during the alleged Jan. 1 attack. The man is also described as being a possible transient, according to the sheriff's departments. (SEE ATTACHED SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS.)

If anyone sees this man in Riverside County, contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000 to report the information. If outside Riverside County, refer to Detective Uribe of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 661-478-8249. 



LindaB January 09, 2014 at 01:04 PM
Why are they all out and about........we should request that the Governor take all of them and care for them.....as he does w/ non-violent prisoners????
Infidel Jones January 09, 2014 at 05:18 PM
Looks like a member of Hussein Al-Bummah's cabinet!
Cash January 10, 2014 at 09:57 AM
A transient in temecula? 5 years ago you never saw this, now it is a daily occurrence. It's to bad the police are letting this fine community be over run with these losers. Don't believe me? Temecula is now home to multiple homeless camps. Behind the cvs on the 79, behind 24 hour fitness... The city has decided to do nothing about this problem!
Infidel Jones January 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Homelessness is an ongoing problem--the location of the homeless simply shifts as one city runs them out of town, forcing them to travel to another. Although there are certainly criminals among them, the only reason these folks are "losers" is that they don't have enough money to join you in your nice suburban lifestyle. I don't like being approached by panhandlers any more than you do, but I'm struck by your utter lack of empathy for your fellow Americans down on their luck. Unless you propose to round up the homeless and dispose of them, they're going to "bother" you--or someone else--until we, as a society, can come up with viable ways to help them, preferably via the private sector.
ChrisG January 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM
The viable ways to help the homeless have been deemed to violate the rights of the homeless. There are already plenty of assistance programs available to the homeless provided by both public and private concerns. These people are drug addicts or insane or a combination of the two. There is plenty of help available for anyone that seeks it. It is an unfortunate reality that we cannot place these people in mental health/rehabilitation institutions so they can receive the help they require. Their rights not too conform to societal norms trump our rights not to be bothered by exposure to panhandling, crime and disease.

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