Man accused of trying to molest teen

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying a suspect
wanted for annoying a child.

On June 17, at about 5 p.m., police said a man approached a home in the 5100 block of
Challenger Avenue and rang the doorbell.

The teenage girl told police that she answered the door and the man, introduced himself, hugged the victim
and smelled the victim’s hair. The man attempted to kiss the girl, before she was able to pull away, police said.

The man then ran away.

The man is described as Hispanic, in his late 30s to early 40s, 5 feet 3 inches tall, with a heavy build,
short brown hair and a mustache. He is described as English speaking with a strong Spanish accent, and
was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and unknown colored pants.

The Bakersfield Police Department wants to remind the community not to answer the door to anyone you
do not know. Instead speak through the door and let the individual know you are not interested, nor
expecting visitors. If the individual continues to persist, call 911.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661)
327-7111 or Detective Jeremy Blakemore at (661) 326-3557.

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