Thursday, April 27, 2017

Green Truck Exposure Subject Arrested

Suspect Mendoza-Coria
On February 10, 2017, the Mesa Police Department responded to a report of a male subject exposing himself and masturbating in front of female juvenile victims walking to school. The male was described as Hispanic between 25-45 years old driving an older green or dark green extended cab Ford F150 truck.

Other incidents were reported with similar information provided and on April 25, 2017 while observing an investigative lead (IL) in this case, detectives observed the male driving a green Ford F150 truck contacting female juveniles walking to school around Extension and University in Mesa. Detectives observed the male’s suspicious behavior and, after contacting the females involved, learned he had exposed himself three times in just under a minute.

Detectives contacted the male subject who has been identified as 39-year-old Edgar Mendoza-Coria. Edgar resisted arrest and was ultimately charged with six counts of Public Sexual Indecency, six counts of Indecent Exposure and one count of resisting arrest. Edgar admitted to exposing himself to the females for an adrenaline rush and stated he has done this for the past two years in Mesa. All known victims are females between 12 and 17 years old. Further investigation is pending to determine if there are additional charges.

If anyone has information pertinent to this case, please contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

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