Detectives with our Sexual Assault Unit are actively working to find and arrest the man who exposed himself in front of a young child. This occurred inside of a store in Lewisdale Saturday evening. Investigators plan to conduct a canvass today in an attempt to gather additional information.
On April 21st, at approximately 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the business in the 2200 block of University Boulevard East.
The preliminary investigation reveals a mother and her daughter had been shopping together. It appears while the mother was briefly facing away, the suspect exposed and touched himself in the view of the daughter. The suspect did not touch the young girl.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a beard. He wore blue jeans, a black and gray hat and gray shoes. The canvass will begin at 5:00 pm in the 2200 block of University Boulevard East.
Detectives are looking into whether a suspicious person report alleging a man exposed himself to a child in early March at the same store is related to this case. At that time, officers reviewed surveillance video and conducted a neighborhood canvass. A potential suspect was not identified nor captured on video.
Anyone with information that could help detectives is asked to please call our Sexual Assault Unit at 301-772-4908. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)