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A man dressed as a woman solicited sex from a 15-year-old boy in a Simi Valley parking lot, police said.
Police are asking for the public’s help to determine if other victims have been approached by a man -- in heels and tight clothing -- who attempted to solicit sex from a 15-year-old boy in a Walgreens parking lot, police said on Sunday.
A 52-year-old man from North Hills was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of child annoying on Friday, police said.
He had repeatedly asked for sex and been rebuffed by the boy who was riding through the parking lot on a skateboard, police told the Los Angeles Times.
The man gave the boy his phone number before leaving and the boy reported the incident to police. The police called the man pretending to be a teen boy and arranged a meeting at the Sycamore Avenue location later on, police said.
Once he arrived, police made an arrest.
“When you have a suspect who preys on children, there always could be more than one victim,” said Lt. Blair Summey of the Simi Valley Police Department. “It’s not illegal to wear another gender’s clothing, but it is illegal to solicit sex acts from a minor."
Police were withholding the identity of the man and are asking for potential victims to come forward by calling the Simi Valley Police Department at (805) 583-6950.