A 26-year-old man was arrested this week after several girls claimed
he exposed himself to them while on the grounds of a middle school in
Watsonville, police said.
Andres Arias Gonzalez was taken into custody Tuesday in the area of East
Lake Avenue and Tuttle Avenue after one of the victims identified him as the
person who exposed himself to her, police said.
The girl was among several other female students at Edward A. Hall
Middle School, at 201 Brewington Ave., who reported seeing an adult male
acting in a lewd manner on school property, police said.
After arresting Gonzales police found that he had an outstanding
warrant for his arrest for indecent exposure in August 2013, had a second
prior arrest on suspicion of the offense and an arrest on suspicion of sexual
battery, according to police.
Police booked the suspect into Santa Cruz County Jail and
contacted a judge, who increased Gonzales' bail due to his prior arrests,
Anyone with information about the incidents in the case or about
other related incidents is being urged to contact the Watsonville Police
Department at (831) 728-3544 or (831) 768-3350.