Flasher targets girls at school

May 3, 2008 4:49:22 PM PDT
A man is wanted -- accused of exposing himself to teenage girls on school campuses in west Houston. Police are worried he could become even more dangerous. They say the youngest victim is in middle school.Investigators say the man was bold when he approached three different girls on three different campuses. They say he did it all in one afternoon, going to Stratford and Memorial high schools, then Spring Branch Middle School.

Law enforcement wants off to get a man off the streets for what he's been doing to teenage girls -- right on school campuses.

Ray Wathen with Crime Stoppers explained, "(He's) simply driving up as if he was going to ask for directions of female students, and when they came over to the vehicle, he exposed himself to them."

He also asked for sexual favors. His afternoon crime spree took him to at least three campuses the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23. Police say first to Stratford High School where he exposed himself to an 18-year-old, then onto Memorial HS where he victimized a 15-year-old and then to Spring Branch Middle School where he exposed himself to his youngest victim, a 13-year-old.

While each reported incident did not involve physical contact, that doesn't matter to police. They say he is a serious threat. Spring Branch ISD Police Chief Chuck Brawner said, "We don't know whether he has gone to other campuses. He's targeting schools in the Houston area."

Spring branch ISD Police provided surveillance photos. Two from Memorial High School show the suspect to be a black man, 5'9" to 6', in his early 20s with a lean muscular build. Another surveillance photo from nearby matches the description of the suspect's vehicle: a red SUV, possibly a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

"We have a few weeks of school left. We need to get this guy off the streets and not victimizing our children," said Chief Brawner.

Police are looking for any type of break in any of the cases. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You don't have to give your name and you could earn a cash reward.

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