Man exposed genitals to girl walking to school

Man exposed genitals to girl walking to school

Police say a man exposed his genitals to a girl while she was walking to school in Cold Spring Harbor. Sketch from SCPD

A man exposed himself to a girl who was on her way to school earlier this week.

The Suffolk County Police Department said that on Tuesday the high school student was walking on Thicket Drive in Cold Spring Harbor around 8:20 a.m. when a man drove up to her, opened his sedan’s door and exposed his genitals. At that point, police said, the suspect called her over to the car.

She ran away and told security personnel at Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School, who contacted the police.

Police described the perpetrator as a young-looking Hispanic male in his 20s, with black hair shaved on the sides but long in the center, where it was pulled in a bun. His car was a small, tan-colored sedan with four doors.

Authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man, who is wanted for public lewdness.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. They can be reached anonymously at 800-220-TIPS.

Anyone with information can also contact detectives at 631-854-8252.