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Police Arrest Alleged Flasher In Southeast San Diego

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A young man was behind bars today on suspicion of exposing himself to more than a dozen teenage girls in and around the Encanto-area neighborhood where he lives.

San Diego police arrested part-time house cleaner Daniel Nestor Ortega in the 6400 block of Akins Avenue on Thursday afternoon, several hours after he allegedly flashed a 17-year-old girl in the area.

Officers identified Ortega as a suspect in the case based on the victim's descriptions of the perpetrator and the light-blue minivan he was driving, and a partial license plate number she provided.

When arrested, Ortega, who will turn 22 on Saturday, was "embarrassed" and cooperative, SDPD Sgt. Louis Valenzuela said.

Ortega even agreed to drive around with detectives to point out various locales in southeastern San Diego, including Logan Heights and Valencia Park, where he said he exposed himself to Hispanic girls, the sergeant said.

In all, Ortega admitted to 13 acts of indecent exposure, according to Valenzuela. Police have only identified four victims of such cases, however, and are trying to find any others who have yet to come forward.

Detectives believe Ortega, who is scheduled to be arraigned on indecent exposure charges on Monday, also may be responsible for an attempted abduction that occurred in the 6700 block of Brooklyn Avenue in Encanto on May 18.

Authorities urged anyone with information about the crimes to call the SDPD Southeastern Division at (619) 527-3500.  

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