Milpitas Man Arrested in Connection With Exposing Himself to Three Teenage Girls

A Milpitas man was arrested Monday on suspicion of exposing himself to three teenage girls, police said.

The suspect, identified as Mohammad Qais, 23, has been booked into Santa Clara County Jail on three counts of indecent exposure and annoying a child.

Police began to investigate the alleged crimes around 4:30 p.m. on July 20 based on a report of a man who showed children his genitals at Augustine Park. A witness confronted Qais, prompting him to run to his vehicle — a black four-door sedan — and flee. 

The suspect was described to officers as having a goatee and beard and wearing an orange shirt and green pants. Police searched the area but came up empty.

Another victim reported a similar incident at Burnett Elementary School around 9:45 a.m. Monday.

The teenager told police that she was walking her dog around 8:30 p.m. on July 19 when a man, who looked to be around 30 years old, flashed her. Upon seeing the suspect, who was wearing a reddish-pink shirt and green pants, the victim ran to her house and told her father what had transpired.

Later Monday, police were combing the area around Augustine Park, searching for witnesses and surveillance video, when they spotted Qais walking on Cortez Street. 

He matched the victims' description and so was taken into custody around 2:40 p.m., police said. Qais' victims were two 15-year-old girls and another girl who was 14 years old.

An investigation is ongoing and Milpitas police are on the lookout for any additional victims.

People with information about the case are asked to call the Milpitas Police Department at 408-586-2400. Anonymous tips can be left at 408-586-2500 or online.

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