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Published on May 24, 2024
Man Accused of Indecent Exposure in Mount Helix Sought by San Diego Sheriff's DepartmentSource: Google Street View

Authorities are on the hunt for additional victims after arresting a man accused of flashing women on the streets of Mount Helix. The Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station has taken John Jeffrey Lynn into custody this week for a series of indecent exposure incidents that terrorized the community between April 28 and May 21.

The affected women reported they were simply walking outside when a man driving an SUV, described as an olive-green Subaru Outback with a covered license plate, would abruptly pull up and expose himself to them before driving away. Victims noted the suspect was disguised with a hat, sunglasses, and a hoodie to obscure his face. Detectives have been vigorously working on the case while deputies were instructed to significantly increase their patrols in the area.

In a bold move, deputies patrolling near Grosalia Avenue and Pandora Drive on May 21 spotted the suspect's vehicle. They watched as the driver approached a woman at around 7:00 p.m., exposed himself, and then sped off. The quick response of law enforcement led to a chase and the subsequent arrest of Lynn, who was booked on indecent exposure charges and later released on a $10,000 bail.

The Sheriff's Department has taken serious measures to protect the identity of the victims of sex crimes. However, they have appealed to the public to help identify other potential victims. They strongly urge anyone with information on similar incidents to step forward and contact Detective Nicholas Gaspar directly to fully assist in bringing further charges against the perpetrator.

Concerned locals can follow updates on the case and learn more about the investigation by visiting the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department website. The Department is keen on safeguarding the area, ensuring such incidents do not recur. Updates will be posted as the story develops.