HCSO: Man exposed himself to children near schools

Matthew R. Straw, wanted for indecency with a child

January 20, 2012 11:37:57 AM PST
Deputies are looking for a man who is accused in court documents of exposing himself to children at and near local schools.

Matthew R. Straw is charged with felony indecency with a child in the most recent case against him. He is accused of exposing himself to a 12-year-old girl near her school bus stop.

The girl told investigators she was walking home from the school bus drop-off near her home on November 16. She was on Golden Manor Lane at Hartcrest Drive when an older-model white sedan drove past her and her friends, then turned around and approached them again.

According to the affidavit, the girl said she saw the driver exposing himself and committing a sexual act while he was staring at her with "an angry and mean look on his face."

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies took the girl's description of the suspect and determined that it was Straw, who is wanted in an open indecent exposure case where he is accused of exposing himself near school grounds and crosswalks.

The 12-year-old girl picked Straw out of a photo lineup, court documents state.

Straw remains at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call HCSO or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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