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Man pleasures himself in front of young girl 1 day after completing prison sentence for sexually assaulting woman

By Mason White 11:43 AM August 11, 2017
Tyler Ray Berthoud
Tyler Ray Berthoud
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A convicted sex offender was arrested again just one day after being released from prison, where he spent time for sexually assaulting a woman, according to police in California.

The Palm Springs Police Department said that they have arrested the man for an attempted lewd act with a child under 14 years old.

On Wednesday, at approximately 3:05 p.m., the Palm Springs Police Department responded to reports of lewd conduct in progress at Walmart, which is located at 5601 E Ramon Rd.

Officers arrived on scene and found that employees of the location had surrounded and detained the suspect who was seen leaving a bathroom stall in the women’s restroom.

During the investigation, officers located a 13-year-old female victim.

The victim reported that she was in the restroom stall when the suspect’s head appeared and looked at her from under the wall.

The suspect then crawled into the stall with her and pulled his pants down. He then pleasured himself in front of the victim.

The victim began screaming for help and the suspect walked out of the stall.

A witness inside the bathroom, who saw the suspect walk out, yelled for people to stop the suspect, and he was eventually detained by several employees and people inside the store.

The 13-year-old victim was not physically injured in this incident. The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Tyler Ray Berthoud.

Berthoud was celebrating his 25th birthday on the day of his arrest. Berthoud was arrested and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility.

He was charged with attempt lewd acts with child under 14 years old and false imprisonment. His bail has been set at $55,000.

Berthoud was released from prison just a day before the incident. He served one year in prison after sexually assaulting a woman who was walking in the street.

Berthoud grabbed her backside and followed her around while making lewd comments.

In that case, he was charged and convicted of sexual battery and being under the influence of controlled substances.

He was also charged with child annoyance after sitting down near a 13-year-old girl at McDonald’s, and staring at her.

Berthoud was ordered to register as a sex offender.