Investigators Wednesday sought other possible victims of a 34-year-old man suspected of exposing himself to someone at Universal CityWalk on New Year’s Day and committing other sexual acts against minors.
Hershel Korngut, an audiologist at a hearing care facility in Tarzana, allegedly exposed himself to a woman at CityWalk on Jan. 1 and was arrested when he returned to the facility later the same week, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Korngut was cited and released, pending an order to appear in court in Van Nuys in April 4, Navarro-Suarez said.
“Through the course of the continuing investigation, detectives discovered additional victims who were identified as juveniles, who came in contact with the suspect at the theme park,” Navarro-Suarez said.
“Detectives serving a search warrant at the suspect’s residence in the city of Los Angeles recovered evidence of child pornography, whereas the additional charges of possession of child pornography, lewd and lascivious acts upon a child and sexual battery will be brought forth at his upcoming appearance in court.”
Detectives believe there may be additional victims and urged anyone with information to call (818) 622-9600 to speak with Detective Dowdy.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.