BAKERSFIELD, Ca. – Bakersfield Police are asking for help identifying a man who is accused of sexual battery of a juvenile victim.
On September 17, 2019, at around 10:45 a.m. the victim was at the Valley Plaza Mall Target, located at 2901 Ming Avenue. The white male adult suspect is described as 40-45 years old, full light colored beard, and sleeve tattoos on both arms. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored Boston hat, a white button up short-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.
“The suspect posed as loss prevention or undercover law enforcement officer and told the juvenile victim he needed to search her as part of a theft investigation,” authorities said. “The victim went with the suspect to the area of the changing rooms, where he sexually battered her.”
Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Rudy Berumen at (661) 326-3538 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661)327-7111.
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