Police: Child Annoyance Suspect Has Fixation With Girls' Socks

Update: Court records show that Alexis Garcia was released on $5,000 bail on Saturday. Murrieta Po...

Update: Court records show that Alexis Garcia was released on $5,000 bail on Saturday.

Murrieta Police Monday announced the arrest on April 11 of a man suspected of child annoyance for loitering around several schools in the city over the last two months.

Alexis Edmundo Garcia, 31, of Murrieta was observed by a detective speaking with a minor female near the Murrieta Boys & Girls Club last Friday afternoon. He was stopped and ultimately arrested on charges of contact with a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense and possession of child pornography.

According to police, Garcia is the suspect in multiple cases in which he allegedly drove up to to minor female victims ages 11-17 and engaged them in conversation. The conversation centered around the victim's socks. The investigation led detectives to believe the suspect has a fixation with the socks being worn by the minor female victims. This obsession is sexual in nature.

Although the suspect has been arrested and positively identified in a number of cases, it is likely there are additional victims in the community and the police department is asking parents to discuss the child annoyance incidents with their daughters to determine if there are additional victims in this case.

The police department currently has confirmed victims that were contacted in or around the following schools: Mesa High School, Shivela Middle School, Rail Ranch Elementary and Alta Murrieta Elementary. The police department and the school district are working together to get this information out to all parents.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Phil Gomez at
951-461-6356 or the police non-emergency number at
951-696-3615.

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