Man Arrested for Stalking, Exposing Himself to Girls at Mayfield High School
POSTED: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 5:53pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 8:58am
LAS CRUCES- A man is under arrest for stalking and exposing himself to girls at Mayfield High School.
This afternoon, Epifanio Pete Torres III, 22, is charged with one count each of aggravated stalking and indecent exposure.
Police say shortly after school ended on Wednesday a Mayfield High School student was walking home when she noticed a truck following her at a slow speed. The student told police that the same thing happened the following day.
This morning, as the girl was walking to school, she noticed the truck parked near her home. As the girl continued walking toward school the pickup’s driver, later identified as Torres, drove around the student and then parked along the shoulder of the roadway.
The girl wrote down the vehicle’s license plate and reported the incident to police.
Police later learned that another Mayfield High School student was walking home on Monday, Aug. 29, when Torres began following her. Torres stopped, exited the pickup and exposed himself in the student’s presence.
An officer detained Torres for questioning. He told detectives that he was following the girls and indicated that he wants help before his actions lead to something worse.