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Man Accused of Taping Young Girls at Target, Walmart

VALENCIA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police on Thursday were searching for possible additional victims of a man arrested for allegedly videotaping young girls in public places.

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One of the locations involved was a Target in the Santa Clarita Valley, police said.

Yale Yurman, 69, a registered sex offender, was arrested on Wednesday at his home in the 23700 block of Hickory Court in Valencia.

Detectives serving a search warrant found evidence that showed he had been following young girls and videotaping them on several occasions, police said.

Police identified four locations where the suspect would allegedly follow the girls.

They included a Target and a Walmart in the Santa Clarita Valley, as well as Real Life Church in Valencia.

Another location was the Santa Monica Pier, police said.

“These young girls, ranging under 10 years old, were unaware they were being photographed,” said Deputy Joshua Dubin, of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station.

“The individual would then pretend to be making a phone call and then quickly exit the location,” he said.

Yurman was being held on $150,000 bail. He was expected to appear in court on Friday.

Anyone with additional information was urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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