Authorities put out a call Tuesday to any other alleged victims of a street performer accused of befriending girls at Balboa Park and then sexually assaulting them.
Luis Haaz Martinez, 22, was arrested May 3 on suspicion of six criminal charges, including sexual contact with a person under age 16, according to police.
Martinez, who performed as a dancer at the landmark park just north of downtown San Diego, “would approach youthful-appearing females in the area of Balboa Park after performing and convince them to walk with him to isolated areas,” Lt. Carole Beason said.
“Once secluded, (Martinez) sexually assaulted his victims,” the lieutenant alleged.
The purported crimes occurred last month, according to Beason, who did not disclose the number of alleged victims currently identified in the case.
Martinez remains in custody at George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa in lieu of $200,000 bail.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s alleged crimes was asked to call the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit at 619-531-2210.
—City News Service
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