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[Updated] West Hartford Police Seeking Man Who Exposed Himself to High School Students

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[Updated, 3:30 p.m.] The incident occurred Friday morning while students were waiting for the bus, and police have identified another female student who saw the vehicle.

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By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police are searching for a suspect who exposed himself to two female Hall High School students who were waiting for a school bus Friday morning at approximately 9 a.m.

According to police, the victims were waiting at the bus stop in the area of South Quaker Lane and Richard Street when they were approached by a man driving an “older dark sedan.”

The victim exposed himself and was “masturbating himself while speaking to the female victims,” police said.

West Hartford Police Lt. Ted Stoneburner said Friday afternoon that another student reported to her parents that she had seen the same vehicle on Friday morning. Police had not yet determined if the man exposed himself to her as well.

Police described the suspect as a white male, in his 30s, with light brown or blond hair and a goatee. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt.

The vehicle was described by the victims as an older dark sedan, possible a Honda, with dark-tinted windows, chrome door handles, and chrome around the windows. The photo below was provided by police as an example of the type of vehicle involved.

Stoneburner said that police are out canvassing the area to see if any other information is available and are also checking surveillance cameras.

Assistant Superintendent Andrew Morrow emailed a letter to the West Hartford Public Schools community Friday afternoon informing them of the incident.

“The students did the right thing by immediately informing school authorities,” Morrow said in the email.

Stoneburner said it’s important to report these types of incidents as soon as possible. “Don’t even wait until you get to school,” he said.

Police said that the vehicle and suspect match the description given by a Hall High School student in an indecent exposure incident that took place on Dec. 21, 2015, in the Seneca Road area.

West Hartford’s high schools ordinarily begin at 7:30 a.m., but are on an alternative schedule due to midterm exams which run through Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Stoneburner advised students or anyone else who is approached by a strange vehicle to: “Move away if someone approaches you. And don’t get into the vehicle.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Hartford Police at 860-523-5203.

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West Hartford Police provided this image of a Honda Civic as an example of the type of vehicle that may have been involved in an indecent exposure incident.

West Hartford Police provided this image of a Honda Civic as an example of the type of vehicle that may have been involved in an indecent exposure incident.


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