PASADENA >> Police arrested an Oregon man late Saturday after he allegedly climbed into a hotel hot tub with a 10-year-old girl and made lewd comments to her, officials said.
Andrew Le, 21, of Portland, Oregon, is suspected of contacting or communicating with a minor for the purpose of committing a sex crime, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
The incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. at the Langham Huntington, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.. he said.
A 10-year-old girl was sitting in a hot tub, with her nanny supervising from the nearby deck, when Le climbed into the hot tub next to the girl and began making lewd comments, the lieutenant said. Hotel security called police and detained the suspect as they awaited police arrival.
Officers took custody of Le.
According to Los Angeles County booking records, Le was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.
PASADENA >> Police jailed a convicted sex offender Tuesday after witnesses reported seeing him exposing and touching himself in Pasadena, officials said.
Edward Frank Valdivia, a 51-year-old transient, was booked on suspicion of committing lewd acts in public about 9:45 p.m. in the 200 block of South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
When officers responded to a report of a man exposing and touching himself in front of a restaurant, they encountered Valdivia, “who had his pants down,” the lieutenant said.
Police detained Valdivia without incident and arrested him once witnesses identified him as the person who exposed himself, Goodman said.
According to California’s sex offender registry, Valdivia has previous convictions for indecent exposure and for assault with intent to commit a sex offense.
According to county booking records, Valdivia was being held without bail pending his initial court appearance, scheduled Thursday in Pasadena Superior Court.