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Man Sought In Child Annoyance Cases In Santa Clarita

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(credit: LA Co. Sheriff's Department)

(credit: LA Co. Sheriff’s Department)

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SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man involved in two child annoyance cases in Santa Clarita.

Special Victims Bureau detectives say the first incident took place on Oct. 5 around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Old Orchard and Wily Canyon roads.

“The victim was approached by the suspect who asked her if she wanted to get some ice cream. The victim told the suspect, ‘no,’ and began walking away from him,” officials said.

The suspect, described as a black man between 22 and 30-years-old, continued to follow the girl, who ran away and hid until he left the area.

The second incident occurred on Oct. 15 around 3:10 p.m. at Old Orchard Park, according to authorities.

A female juvenile was waiting for her parents at the park when the suspect approached her.

“The suspect, who was seated on a park bench, asked her where her parents were. The suspect then told the victim that her parents sent him to pick her up,” detectives said.

The girl ran away from the suspect towards Lyons Avenue where she saw her mother.

Both victims were between the ages of 10 and 14, according to authorities.

Anyone with information is should contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or SpecialVictims@lasd.org.

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