Lakewood police searching for man who touched himself in front of young girl

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Raul Rios Fonseca and his nine young girls play in their fenced-in front yard on a fall Sunday in Lakewood.

Fonseca says the neighborhood has changed in the six years they’ve lived on Harlan Street as it now has more crime.

But nearly two weeks ago, something put the father on edge.

“It’s something I really don't like and I got mad,” Fonseca said.

His daughter Yayrim, 10, was confronted by a stranger driving in the neighborhood.

“I looked down and all I see is him hitting his private parts,” Yayrim Rios said. “Which made me feel really scared.”

The Lakewood Police Department said the suspect followed Rios around the neighborhood in his car.

Police say the suspect is described as a bald African-American male between 20 to 30 years old.

Police say he could be about 6-foot with facial stubble and earrings in both ears. Police say he was driving a gray or silver sedan, possibly a Ford, with silver rims.

Police say the suspect might have done this multiple times in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call 303-980-7300.

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