Manhattan Beach Police seek sex assault suspect

(CNS/FOX11) - Authorities are seeking the public's help in
identifying and locating a man who allegedly masturbated in front of some girls
in Manhattan Beach on Friday and later tried to sexually assault one of them.
The 16-year-old girl and her two teenaged female friends were
contacted by a man parked in a car, who signaled for them to come toward the
vehicle and asked if they needed a ride, the Manhattan Beach Police Department
reported on Saturday.
"When the teenaged females walked by, the male exposed his penis
while masturbating," police said. "The three females ignored the male and
continued walking."
The suspect then approached the girls quickly and shoved one of them
to the ground, police said. Once on the ground, he held the girl's legs and
touched her genital area on top of her clothing.
One of the girls fought the suspect, punching him until he released
the downed girl. The three girls ran home and called police, who were
dispatched about 9:37 p.m. Friday to the area of Third Street and Valley Drive.
The suspect was described as an Asian, Latino or Middle Eastern man
with a dark complexion, between 20 and 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a
red-and-black flannel shirt. His car was described as a dark-colored, four-door
sedan with an Uber sticker on the passenger side of the windshield.
Manhattan Beach police asked anyone with information regarding the
suspect or his car to call them at (310) 802-5133.

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