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Burglary Suspect Allegedly Force Fondles Teen Boy

An unidentified man soliciting for magazines entered a Pasadena Avenue home and inappropriately touched a boy who lived there, police said.

A man selling magazine subscriptions walked into a South Pasadena home and force fondled the teen who opened the door, according to the weekly police crime report.

Police say a 16-year-old boy who lives in the 300 block of Pasadena Avenue gave a donation to the unidentified man soliciting for magazines at 6 p.m. on March 6.

Minutes later, the man returned and knocked on the door again. He asked the boy to buy another magazine, the crime report states. When the boy refused, the man walked into the home, grabbed the teen's hand and placed it over his genital area while he placed his hand on the same area of the boy's body. 

The teen was able to close the door on the suspect and the man left. The suspect was described as black, 5-feet 10 inches tall, about 200 pounds, between 20-30 years old, wearing plastic black-framed sunglasses, a black suit and a white dress shirt. 

If you have any information regarding a suspicious magazine solicitor, please call the South Pasadena Police Department at 626.403.7270.

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Vicki Dave' March 14, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Is it illegal for door to door salesman to solicit here in South Pasadena?
Andy Krinock March 14, 2013 at 07:18 PM
My understanding that everyone needs a City permit. Fees may be lowered for those represented local institutions. If for a charity, they should have a LA County Social Services permit showing the cost of fundraising as a percentage of funds raised. There have recently been at least two fraudulent socilitations in the past two weeks for "Childrens Hospital" (without specifying which one) and the High School Soccer team, both fraudulent. Best rule is not to open the door.
Janet Cartwright March 14, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Glad I live in an apt bldg. that looks derelict; nobody ever solicits or trick-or-treats.
Jane Marks March 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM
This man knocked at our door on March 6th, but since I didn't recognize him and choose to not support door-to-door solicitors, I didn't answer. An hour later when I took a walk in the neighborhood, the same man was still walking from door to door around Mission St. and Pasadena Ave. It's frightening that someone could do such a thing, especially in my neighborhood.
Donna Evans (Editor) March 15, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Oh wow, Jane. That's scary. I, personally, have adopted that same policy of not obliging door to door solicitors after getting crooked some years back on a magazine subscription. I thought I was helping some kid with his school but not so much.

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