[UPDATED with 5th Victim:] John Rodriguez Accused of Being Serial Flasher of Penis to Schoolgirls
Rodriguez, who is scheduled to be arraigned in Westminster on the new charges Friday morning, is now up to one felony count of attempted sexual battery, five misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and four misdemeanor counts of child annoyance.
Conviction on all those charges would produce a maximum sentence of five years and six months in custody and an order to register as a sex offender. Under recently enacted safety zone laws, the Weekly's onetime Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week winner would be prohibited from entering Orange County, Irvine and Westminster parks without prior permission from the respective police and/or sheriff's departments.
In the most recently reported case, Rodriguez is accused of driving in his car up to a 16-year-old girl who was walking along Edinger Avenue to Valley High School in Santa Ana on Aug. 11, and asking her if she needed a ride. She refused and kept walking, but Rodriguez allegedly drove his car forward to her again and asked through the window, "Want some dick?" before pulling out his member, stroking it and showing it off to the horrified girl.
She ran off toward a group of women crossing the street and later reported the pervertry to Santa Ana Unified School District police. A report was taken but the identity of the flasher was unknown at that time. But when the Orange County District Attorney's office publicized the Rodriguez case on Aug. 22, the girl contacted school police to say he was the man who exposed his junk to her on Aug. 11.
As Deputy District Attorney Richard Zimmer whips up his case on the current charges, the investigation continues. Besides Valley High, Rodriguez is accused of preying at La Quinta High School in Santa Ana and Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley.
Read the description of him, his car and his alleged methods in our original Aug. 22 post on the next page. If you believe Rodriguez also victimized you, contact District Attorney Investigator Carl Waddell at 714.834.7538, Fountain Valley Police Detective Jesse Hughes at 714.593.4480 or Westminster Police Detective Claudia McCarthy at 714.548.3736.