Police investigate two indecent exposure crimes

Man or men allegedly victimized two teen girls

Sheriff’s deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man who exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl at a bus stop in unincorporated Morgan Hill last Thursday. The suspect’s vehicle description matches that of a similar incident reported by Gilroy Police Oct. 23.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office reported the recent incident took place about 8:20am Oct. 25, at a school bus stop on Sycamore Drive near Sunnyside Avenue in west Morgan Hill. The suspect—described as a Hispanic male adult with medium colored skin, about 30 years old—exposed himself to the 13-year-old victim while she waited for the bus.

The suspect is further described as having black or brown medium length hair, and a distinctive “pear shaped” mole on his nose, reads a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The man is believed to be driving a black four-door sedan with possible aftermarket black wheels, authorities said. The vehicle may also have a loud exhaust and a spoiler on top of the trunk.

On Oct. 23, Gilroy Police reported a previous indecent exposure incident, and authorities are looking into the similarities with the recent crime in Morgan Hill. About 7:15am Oct. 23, a man in a black sedan exposed himself to a female student as she entered the back parking lot of Gilroy High School from Princevalle Street.

The girl ran onto campus and alerted school faculty, who reported the incident to police, according to authorities.

Gilroy Police described that suspect as a heavy set, dark-complected male in his early 20s, with black hair in a buzz cut. His vehicle was described as an older model black four-door sedan with black wheels.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Glennon said investigators are “looking into the possibility” that the same suspect was involved in both the Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 incidents, and are comparing details with Gilroy Police. However, the sheriff’s office has not confirmed the suspects are the same person.

Anyone with information about the Oct. 25 incident in Morgan Hill can call the sheriff’s office South County Detective Bureau at (408) 686-3650 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431. Anyone with information about the Oct. 23 incident in Gilroy can call Gilroy Police Department at (408) 846-0350.

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