Miami-Dade Police are looking for a man wanted for lewd and lascivious exposure, investigators said Thursday.
“We’re working a couple of cases in the area where a gentleman seen in the sketch is exposing himself to children,” one detective told a concerned parent.
Yanitza Delgado was driving in the area of Southwest 80th St. and 154th Ave. Thursday when police approached her car.
“I think it’s very disgusting,” Delgado said. “I have a 12-year-old daughter. and then I have a 7-year-old. And I really think this is disgusting.”
Cops handed out a sketch and description of the man they said has been exposing himself to young girls in the vicinity of Southwest 72nd and 80th Streets from Southwest 142nd to 154th Avenues.
A 16-year-old girl walking in the neighborhood where cops were handing out flyers said she was a victim.
“I was walking, with my friend over here, and then he passes by, and he’s like ‘Oh, come here.’ And we’re like, ‘what?’ And he’s like, ‘you know where 152nd is?’ We’re like, ‘no.’ But we’re very distant. And when I look down, I see he has his pants down,” the girl said. She did not wish to be identified. “He just drove away laughing. We were very scared.”
Police provided two different sketched to the media, but only one sketch was used on the flyer.
Because they’re dealing with multiple victims, descriptions of the man vary, police said.
Police believe they’re looking for a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old.
They said he has short, black hair, brown eyes, and may or may not have a goatee.
It’s a vague description, but they’re hoping handing out fliers will generate some leads.
“I’m so worried,” parent Ana Escobar said. “You know, because, my two daughters they train in that tennis courts right there.”
Investigators said they started receiving reports of lewd and lascivious exposure back in March.
The victim who spoke to CBS 4 News said she saw the man last year but never reported it to cops.
Thursday, she told them her story. She said she hopes it leads to an arrest.
“I’m very glad ’cause at least we can get justice with this man,” the girl said.
Police said the man may be driving a Silver Toyota Corolla sedan or a similar vehicle.
If you think you recognize the suspect, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppers.com and select “Give a Tip.” You can also send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.