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Search Underway For Possible Sexual Predator On Central Coast

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:34pm

Police say they’re looking for a sexual predator on the Central Coast, who tried to kidnap a young girl.

It happened at about 5 last night, on the 700 block of East Park Avenue in Santa Maria.

Investigators say a man in a car called for the girl to come to the parked vehicle.

As she approached, she says she saw he was engaged in lewd conduct.

She says she ran away, but the man followed her, at one point grabbing her.

She broke away, and the man fled.

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man.

He’s described as a Hispanic male in his 30’s, standing about 5’ 9”, weighing 165 pounds, with spiky brown hair, and was wearing a white t-shirt, and blue jeans.

He was driving a newer model white compact vehicle.

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