On October 2, 2015, Long Beach Police arrested a suspect on an indecent exposure warrant. Detectives believe additional victims may exist and hope they will come forward.
From May 2015 through September 2015, the police department received several calls from residents in the area of Cherry Avenue and 3rd Street regarding a male subject exposing himself. Victims reported a suspect entered the apartment courtyard after he broke the entry gate lock. During the night, the suspect would stand in front of the victims’ windows as he masturbated, then fled utilizing surrounding alleys to escape.
Officers increased area patrols in attempts to locate the suspect. On September 24, 2015, West Division officers located a suspicious person lurking in an alley and forwarded the information to detectives as the investigation intensified. Through their investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 24-year-old Ryan McClain of Long Beach.
Detectives presented their case to the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office for filing consideration. The City Prosecutor’s Office filed the case and issued a warrant for McClain’s arrest.
On October 2, 2015, East Division Directed Enforcement Officers located McClain in the area of Broadway and Cherry Avenue and took him into custody on the outstanding warrant. Ryan McClain is currently being held at Los Angeles County Jail on $75,000 bail, pending arraignment.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are attempting to identify additional victims. Anyone who has been a victim and has not yet reported the incident to police, or anyone who has information regarding this case, is encouraged to contact Long Beach Police Special Victims Section Detectives Stacey Holdredge and Patrick Jennings at (562) 570-7368.