A 26-year-old parolee was in custody Friday after a multi-agency investigation led to his arrest on suspicion of indecent exposure, authorities said.
Albert Raul Pulido, of South Gate, was arrested in South Gate by Long Beach police after a 21-year-old woman reported him to authorities, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The woman said she spotted Pulido’s vehicle on Oct. 23 and recognized it as belonging to a man that had exposed himself to her two months earlier in Lynwood, the department said.
The alleged victim used her cell phone to record a video of the suspect and his vehicle, which were then tracked by the Long Beach Police Department, authorities said. Pulido, who was on parole at the time of his arrest and wore a tracking device, was found and arrested for the alleged sexual assault.
A Long Beach police detective requested that California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation officials check GPS records on Pulido’s device to place him at the scene of multiple sexual assaults, which they did, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The parole agent was able to place Pulido at or near seven unsolved indecent-exposure crime scenes in Los Angeles County, according to the news statement. Sheriff’s detectives began contacting the alleged victims, ranging in age from 14 to 25, in those cases, officials said.
“Each victim positively identified the suspect as the person who exposed himself to them,” said the Sheriff’s Department, adding that Pulido has an “extensive” history of exposure dating back to 2002.
Pulido was in Los Angeles County Jail on Friday, awaiting transportation to state prison in connection with the alleged Long Beach assault, authorities said.
Detectives believe he may have committed other acts of indecent exposure, and asked anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273. Those who wish to remain anonymous were urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or text the letters TIPLA plus their tip to 274637.