Police Say Murrieta Man Has Sexual Obsession with Young Girls, Socks

Police have arrested a "child annoyance suspect" who allegedly stopped and talked to several young girls at local schools.

A Murrieta man was arrested-- and released on bail-- this weekend in connection to several "child annoyance" cases in town involving a suspected sexual fetish, police said Monday.

Murrieta police say 31-year-old Alexis Edmundo Garcia is suspected of contacting young girls at local schools on at least five separate occasions over the last two months.

"Mr. Garcia drives up to minor female victims between ages 11 and 17 years old and engages them in conversation," Murrieta Police Lt. Tony Conrad said Monday.  "The conversation centers around the victim's socks.  The investigation has led detectives to believe the suspect has a fixation with the socks being worn by the minor female victims.  This obsession is sexual in nature."

On Friday, police issued an alert about a man who was contacting the girls, in hopes that someone might spot him or one of the vehicles he had been previously driving.

That same night, Conrad says a police detective saw someone approach a girl near the Murrieta Boys & Girls Club.  He was later identified as Garcia and arrested.

Though police believe they've arrested the main suspect in this case, they think there may be more victims.

"Although the suspect has been arrested and positively identified in a number of cases, it is likely there are additional victims in the community and the police department is asking parents to discuss the child annoyance incidents with their daughters to determine if there are additional victims in this case," Conrad said.

Conrad said that Garcia is believed to have contacted girls at Murrieta Mesa High School, Shivela Middle School, Rail Ranch Elementary and Alta Murrieta Elementary School.

Jail booking records indicate that Garcia was booked into the Murrieta jail on Friday night on charges of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, possession of material depicting a minor simulating sexual conduct and annoying a minor.

He posted $5,000 bail on Saturday, according to jail records.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Phil Gomez at 951.461.6356 or the police non-emergency number at 951.696.3615.

Murrieta Dee April 18, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Well now, this creep is back in jail with bail set at 1 million this time. Caught with child pornography and trying to lure a child into his vehicle. Good job Murrieta PD
liss April 18, 2014 at 10:39 PM
After extensive investigation including additional witness and victim statements, the Riverside District Attorney was consulted on the case. It was determined today, April 17th, that probable cause existed to re-arrest Mr. Garcia for 664/207PC - Attempt Kidnap. In addition, several additional charges of 311.11aPC - Possession of Matter Depicting a Minor Simulating Sexual Conduct were added to the case. Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Garcia's arrest for the above listed charges. That warrant was served at 1:15pm and Mr. Garcia was taken into custody without incident. He remains in jail at the Southwest Detention Center on $1 million bail. To date, 12 victims have been identified in this case.
liss April 18, 2014 at 10:40 PM


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