Sketch Released of City Terrace Park Bathroom Peeper

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Detectives continued to search on Thursday for a man suspected of recording a boy while he changed his clothes in a park bathroom in East Los Angeles.


Police asked for help identifying a man suspected of recording a boy in an East Los Angeles park bathroom. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

The incident happened at City Terrace Park on 1126 North Hazard Avenue (map) when a boy was changing clothes in a bathroom near the basketball courts at about 12:15 p.m. on June 4, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The boy noticed a man in the bathroom with him that was holding a device – similar to an iPod – and taking pictures or recording him as he undressed, the Sheriff’s Department stated.

The man left the bathroom and got into a gold mid-2000s Toyota Camry, according to the release.

On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Department released a sketch of the man they were looking for and asked the public for help in identifying him.

Authorities described the man as Hispanic, about 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

He was wearing prescription glasses, a blue shirt and gray shorts. He was also carrying a blue backpack with a red stripe.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 562-254-8488.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-8477 (800-222-TIPS).