LAPD Officer Charged With Lewd Conduct, Indecent Exposure; Additional Victims Sought

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Authorities were searching Wednesday for additional victims of a LAPD officer charged with lewd conduct after allegedly exposing himself in public to a number of people in Huntington Beach, including a 12-year-old girl.

Ryan Eric Galliher was charged with attempted lewd act upon a child under 14 and five felony counts of indecent exposure, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

The 33-year-old, who was assigned to the LAPD’s Southwest patrol, was off duty at the time of his arrest, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The six alleged incidents all occurred near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, beginning in February when Galliher was accused of exposing himself to a 12-year-old girl and asking her to touch him, the release stated.

He was arrested on Oct. 23 after allegedly walking out of the wetlands, pulling down his shorts to expose himself and masturbating in public.

Galliher was initially released on $100,000 bail, but was rearrested on Nov. 4 after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed charges.

Galliher was scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 5, 2015.

If convicted as charged, he faced a maximum sentence of four years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim was encouraged to contact the HBPD Tip Line at 714-375-5066.