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Alleged stalker of MHS student arrested Tuesday
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A 27-year-old Manteca man who was believed to have been stalking a 16-year-old Manteca High student after school Tuesday at about 2:44 p.m. was arrested on charges for allegedly annoying or molesting a child under 18, according to Manteca Police spokesman Sgt. Jodie Estarziau.
The girl told a police dispatcher that she was being followed by a man as she was walking home from school.  According to the teen she said she was near the main downtown intersection of Main Street and Yosemite Avenue walking in a westbound direction.
Sgt. Estarziau quoted the girl who said he kept making attempts to entice her into his vehicle and even opened his door asking her to get into the BMW.  She said she kept moving on and tried to ignore the man four blocks away from her school.
The young woman said she took a picture of the man’s license plate with her cell phone as he drove away across the railroad tracks on West Yosemite Avenue near Library Park. Estarziau said.   The  vehicle was a silver, 2006, four door SUV, she added.
When the call was dispatched Detectives Ian Osborn and Arman Avakian located the subject vehicle in the 100 block of South Main Street where they stopped and detained the driver.  The girl positively identified the driver as the same individual who had been following her, Sgt. Estarziau said.
Akashdeep Singh is being held in county jail in lieu of $15,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court today at 1:30 p.m.

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