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Police arrest flasher for Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay exposures

Seagate man charged with three flashings in Bensonhurst, plus earlier Sheepshead incident

The flasher who drove around Bensonhurst in this white truck to expose himself to children two weeks ago was busted in Seagate March 21.
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The flasher that terrorized Bensonhurst two weeks ago is behind bars, according to cops.

Police say they collared the man they claim went on a 15-minute flashing spree on the morning of March 17 — and allegedly committed another act of public indecency on March 11.

Cops said they picked up the 27-year-old Seagate resident on March 21 and charged him with exposing himself to three different underage girls within a three-block radius in Bensonhurst, and with flashing a group of 13-year-olds at the corner of East 24th Street and Gravesend Neck Road six days earlier.

Authorities say the man in custody struck for the first time at 5:30 pm on March 11, as the clique of young teens approached the intersection and saw him sitting inside his white Ford F-150 truck with his pants unzipped and his privates bared.

Police believe the suspect began his high-speed perverted bender on March 17 at 7:25 am, when he reportedly pulled his truck up to the corner of W. Ninth Street and Avenue O, where an 11-year-old girl was waiting for the school bus. After talking to the child for a few moments, the man allegedly displayed his genitals, then fled.

According to cops, the defendant dashed over to W. Seventh Street and Bay Parkway, where a 14-year-old girl said he stalked her into her friend’s apartment building at 7:30 am. Inside the front door, the girl reported he tried to talk to her for a few moments, before again exposing his private parts. The second victim fled into her friend’s apartment, and authorities say the accused then high-tailed over to W. Sixth and 65th streets.

There, he allegedly pulled his truck up to intercept a 13-year-old girl walking down the street. The girl told police that after trying to strike up a conversation, the man again exposed himself took off.

The defendant faces charges of burglary, public lewdness, exposure of person, and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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