A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of exposing himself to a teenage girl who was walking to summer school.
Irineo Cruz Rivera, 31, was arrested on suspicion of public sexual indecency and false reporting to law enforcement agencies, according to court records.
Police said a man drove his car near a 15-year-old girl who was walking to Mesa High School for summer classes. They said he asked her in Spanish for directions before telling her to engage in a sex act with him.
The culprit then exposed himself and began masturbating before leaving the scene, police said.
The girl wrote down Cruz’s license plate number, went to school and reported the crime, police said.
Police found Cruz's car, which the girl had described, and she identified him in a photo lineup, records show.
Cruz, who police say acknowledged being in this country illegally, refused to talk with police and requested a lawyer, records show.