Fifth child reportedly flashed by man at bus stop

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 21, 2013 

Another child was reportedly flashed Wednesday morning by a man matching the description of a suspected sexual predator who flashed four teens Tuesday, according to a Columbus Police report.

The latest victim, a 12-year-old Rothschild Middle School student, told police she was waiting at the bus stop at Lawyers Lane and Schaul Street at about 8:25 a.m. A 20 to 25-year-old black man driving a black compact car with a white hood slowly pulled up to her and demanded she get in the car. He reportedly began masturbating before speeding off.

The descriptions of the man, behavior and vehicle match earlier reports by four Kendrick High School teens, who were allegedly flashed Tuesday. The suspect allegedly exposed himself to a 15-year-old student at the Mt. Pleasant Drive and Maplewood Drive stop at about 4:15 p.m., the sped away.

Three other teens, aged between 15 and 16, reported that a man driving a car with a matching description exposed himself near the bus stop at Valleybrook Road and Amber Drive between 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Those victims described the suspect as a thin black man with a dark complexion who was possibly in his 20s. He was described as having sideburns.

Anyone with information should call the Investigative Division at 706-653-3400.

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