BEAUMONT: Officials investigating after girl, 14, flees from man who sexually propositioned her near school

BEAUMONT — Officers rushed to respond to reports of a teenage girl fleeing from a man who officials say “solicited” the victim earlier this morning. Despite frantically running past vehicles begging for help and to be let in, only one person responded to the girl’s pleas, taking the girl in to safety and calling 911.

The incident, which is under investigation, happened shortly before 8:30 a.m., in the area of Cherry Avenue and Oak Valley Parkway. The intersection is just a few hundred feet from San Gorgonio Middle School and less than a half mile from Wildflower Park.

The reported incident happened just two days before Beaumont Unified School District is scheduled to end classes for the year.


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Beaumont police officers responded to the area after a 911 caller reported a “suspicious circumstances” involving the girl, reported to be 14-years-old.

“The caller reported a female running past vehicles asking to be let in,” a Beaumont PD official explained after the terrifying incident.

The juvenile, who has not been identified due to her age, told officers a white male adult blocked her path while she was walking to school and sexually propositioned her, according to officials. The teen ran away screaming for help and eventually got the attention of the reporting party, who immediately contacted authorities.

Officers described the subject as 6’1” tall with brown hair. He was wearing a stained burgundy shirt, and blue jeans. He reportedly fled the area in a dark-colored Honda Civic.

Officers who responded to the scene searched the area, “but were unable to locate the vehicle or subject,” said officials.

Beaumont PD has encouraged area residents to report any suspicious behavior by contacting the Beaumont Police Department by dialing 911 or the department’s non-emergency line at (951) 769-8500.

Beaumont PD’s investigation into the alleged incident is ongoing and anyone with additional with information is encouraged to immediately contact the on-duty Watch Commander by calling (951) 769-8500.


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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.