UPDATE: Monroe Police Catch Alleged Sexual Predator

Police say a man inappropriately touched a ten-year-old girl at Walmart. The suspect has been caught.

Monroe Police say they have the sexual predator suspect, in custody.

Police said 22-year old Barbaro Pedroso, formerly of Monroe, was located in Shreveport after Monroe Police received numerous Crimestopper tips.

Pedroso was identified as the suspect that is alleged to have committed the Sexual Assault case on December 29 at the Walmart in Monroe. Shreveport Police detained Pedroso after Monroe Police forwarded arrests warrants.  

Pedroso has been booked into OCC for one count of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and one count of Simple Battery.  

Total bond for these charges were set at $155,000. 


MONROE -- Monroe police say there is a sexual predator on the loose.

On December 29th, police say the man walked into the Walmart toy section. Police say he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl there.

The girl went to tell her mom nearby and when mom went to go look for him, the man approached the little girl again, exposed himself and performed a sexual act in front of her, according to police. The girl screamed and her mother went running after suspect, who fled store.

He's described as a light skinned, heavy set black male, 20 to 30 years old. He was wearing a white t-shirt with logos on front and back, white sneakers and blue jeans.  Police say they believe because of the nature of this crime, he may strike again.

If you have any information on this crime, contact the Monroe Police Department at 329-2600 or Crimestoppers at 388-CASH. 
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