HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --A man accused of exposing himself to a 12-year-old girl could possibly be linked to at least five other indecent exposure cases, police say.
A 12-year-old girl identified Manuel Rodriguez Jr., 36, as the man who she said exposed himself to her last week.
Investigators believe Rodriguez is responsible for incidents at the following locations:
- 3400 Overbrook at Claremont on June 29, 2016
- 1700 Gardenia on January 4
- 2400 Claremont on January 10
- 4300 Piney Woods at Gardenia on February 7
- 9800 Irvington on April 12
According to a press release, victims in each incident described their suspect as a Hispanic man driving a silver Honda Accord. The victims claim he drove next to them and exposed himself while he was in his vehicle.
Police said the victims were three boys and three girls, two of which are sisters.
Rodriguez is charged with three counts of felony indecency-child exposure, and the court has ordered that he not have contact with the victim or any other children under 17 years of age.
Houston police responded to a report of public lewdness last Wednesday afternoon. The 12-year-old girl said she was walking on the sidewalk across from Sam Houston High School when a man in a silver Honda pulled up next to her.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Man accused of exposing himself to 12-year-old girl near school
According to police, the passenger side window was open and he was exposed from the waist down and touching himself.
After the girl screamed and called 911, the man sped off.
"It's not right for a grown ... man to do that to a child. It's not right," Vanessa Flores, the girl's mother, told Eyewitness News after the incident.
Flores said police told her they had similar reports. She notified all the schools in the area and contacted ABC13 to get the word out.
Police are asking anyone with additional information to contact the Houston Police Department Special Victims Division at 713-308-1100.
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