Man Tries To Get Teens To Perform Illegal Lewd Act

Colorado Springs police are looking for a man they say approached two teenage girls and asked them to perform illegal lewd acts.

Police say it happened outside Community Prep School on Willamette in Colorado Springs. The 17-year-old girls were walking to the school and were near the corner of Wahsatch and St. Vrain when the man pulled up next to them.

One of the victims spoke with 11 News about the frightening encounter, telling anchor Dianne Derby that the man first acted as though he was lost and needed help getting to Manitou Springs.

But then, he asked the teens if they wanted to make some money by showing their breasts.

The girls told him "no," and ran to their school to alert the principal.

A young woman who lives in the area told 11 News that after hearing what happened, she will now be more alert to her surroundings.

" I don't want to live in a world of fear but it's a good reminder to be cautious and be alert for things that can turn bad quickly," Whitney Peterson said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s to early 30s with a full brown-red beard and mustache and short brown hair. He was driving an older tan-colored sedan with Colorado license plates. If you know who he is, call police or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).