Northeast Bakersfield

Police: Man suspected of begging, sexual touching and violence

Police: Man suspected of begging, sexual touching and violence
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man is accused of following a woman and her child out of a Wal-Mart, touching the woman in a sexual way, and then hitting the woman.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect Thursday in hopes of finding out his name and location.

The man followed the woman Monday to the parking lot of the Wal-Mart by East Hills Mall, asked her for money, "touched the victim inappropriately," and struck the woman in the face before running off, police said.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call Detective Jeremy Blakemore at (661) 326-3557.