Indecent Exposure Suspect In Custody, Detectives Seek Additional Victims

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The Long Beach Police Department, working in conjunction with the Torrance Police Department, has arrested a male suspect in connection with an indecent exposure incident that occurred on a public transit bus in the City of Torrance, and it is believed that additional victims may exist in either city.

The Torrance Police Department received a report in July 2011, regarding a male Hispanic suspect who exposed himself to a female victim while riding on a public bus. Torrance detectives subsequently identified the suspect as a Long Beach resident, sought charges with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, and a warrant for the suspect’s arrest was issued. Torrance detectives requested the assistance of L.B.P.D., and on October 6, 2011, detectives from L.B.P.D.’s Violent Sexual Predator Unit located the suspect at his Long Beach residence and arrested him on the indecent exposure warrant. The suspect was then turned over to the custody of the Torrance Police Department. Through their follow-up investigation, Torrance detectives learned that the suspect may be responsible for several similar crimes between January and July 2011, while riding the bus in the City of Long Beach.

The suspect has been identified as 46-year-old Luciano Contreras of Long Beach and is described as a male Hispanic, 5’9 tall, approximately 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was the victim of a similar crime in either city and who has not already reported the incident to police.

Victims wishing to report a similar incident while in the City of Torrance should contact the Torrance Police Department’s Sex Crimes Detail at (310) 618-5576. To report a similar incident while in the City of Long Beach, victims should contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Sex Crimes Detail at (562) 570-7368.

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