Police urge parents to speak with children after series of indecent exposures

Police urge parents to speak with children after series of indecent exposures

Police still investigating a series of incidents that took place around Macaulay elementary.

Victoria police are urging parents to speak with their children after receiving a series of reports involving a male exposing himself to children around Macaulay Elementary School.

Police are still investigating after receiving two reports on May 26. In the first incident, a man exposed himself to children in the 900 block of Wollaston Street at approximately 3 p.m. Shortly after, a man exposed himself to a child walking to the bus stop at the corner of Wollaston and Macaulay streets.

In both incidents the suspect approached children with a shirt or sweatshirt over his pants. He then lifted his shirt, showing his genitals.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, aged 25 to 30 years old with a medium build. He stands at approximately 5’7” to 5’9” tall and has short dirty blonde or brown hair, parted to one side and gelled. The suspect was wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and sunglasses.

“There was no physical contact with the children in these incidents, but we are treating them as a priority,” said acting Esquimalt division Insp. Jason Laidman.

Messages to share with children are:

1. If someone does something that makes you feel confused, uncomfortable or sad, shout no and tell a teacher, parent or police officer right away.

2. There is safety in numbers. Bring a buddy with you when you go places.

3. If someone asks you to go somewhere with them and you parents don’t know, shout no and go tell a teacher, parent or police officer right away.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VicPD’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654.

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