Suspect Arrested For Soliciting a Minor; Additional Victims Sought

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Suspect Shamalar Fields

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Long Beach Police arrested a male adult after he engaged in a conversation of a sexual nature with a minor, during which he solicited the minor for a sex act, and charges have now been filed in the case.

An officer responded to the area of Atlantic Avenue and 68th Street after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a witness who called at the victim’s request. The victim informed the officer that they had been approached by the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Shamalar Fields of Los Angeles, who had driven up to the victim who was on foot, and solicited for a sex act.

The suspect, who was still in the area, was taken into custody. After a three-week investigation, detectives presented the case to the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office and on October 23, 2013, they filed one misdemeanor count of annoying a child. Defendant Fields was released from custody on bond and is awaiting his next court appearance.

Detectives are encouraging any other victims that may exist to come forward by contacting Long Beach Police Sex Crimes Detective Louie Galvan at (562) 570-6407.

Defendant Fields is employed as a Public Safety Officer with the State of California at Exposition Park.

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