A 30-year-old Redondo Beach man was arrested on suspicion of annoying or molesting children and stalking by Manhattan Beach police detectives Wednesday around 3:30 a.m.
The man, a Redondo Beach resident, allegedly had been harassing a 14-year-old female student at Mira Costa High School. The youth told police that a male adult driving a gold or brown 1999 Chevrolet four-door, with California license plate No. 4EVG636, had stared at her, making her feel uncomfortable on two separate occasions, said public information officer Stephanie Martin.
The incidents occurred as the girl left school around 3:45 p.m. and was standing near the intersection of Peck and Nelson avenues, waiting for a parent to pick her up.
On Monday, MBPD stopped a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle on Peck Avenue near MCHS.
After an investigation was completed, police learned of the man's arrest in 2005 on suspicion of indecent exposure. According to police, he was required to register with the state of California as a sex offender.
Due to the nature of the alleged offense, the suspect’s photograph and name are being withheld until the investigation is completed. Police want to be able to conduct impartial interviews, said Martin.
Manhattan Beach police do not believe there are additional victims; however, they are recommending that parents speak with their children. If children feel they have been victimized by this suspect, parents should report it to police.