BAY VILLAGE, Ohio - Bay Village police are investigating reports of a man exposing himself to young girls in April and as recent as this month.
Police said in April, they received multiple reports of a heavier-set man in his 30s, unshaven, with a military style haircut, approaching young girls and exposing himself. A similar report and suspect description came into the department on Sept. 1.
On April 2, three young girls told police a white man in his 30's with a chubby, unshaven face masturbated as he drove by them in a black 4-door car.
A strikingly similar report came into the department on April 20 from the same time, between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
A third report came in four days later when a teen said a man matching the description in the incidents above made a sexually explicit comment to her at the intersection of Glendenning and West Oakland, behind the Bay Village Middle School, between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. She said he also followed her for a short distance leering at her.
On Sept. 1, three teen girls reported seeing the man near Sutcliffe and West Oakland expose himself in his car.
Another report of a man exposing himself was taken in July, but police said it does not match the description of the other incidents.
"The Bay Village Police is diligent in its handling and investigation of these incidents and encourages parents to educate their children of these dangers. Unfortunately, this type of behavior occurs in all communities but law enforcement collaborates with each other to solve these crimes," said the department in a news release.
These incidents happened during a rash of reports of attempted child luring cases in other area cities, but are not believed to be connected, Bay Village police said.
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