OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County Sheriff's detectives are searching for a man who they say has been exposing himself to teenage girls and attempting to lure them into his vehicle.
Deputies said there have been three incidents reported since August 20, at least two where the man approached the 15 and 16-year-old girls in an inappropriate manner. Each incident took place in the early morning between 7 and 9 a.m.
The first incident occurred near North Central Avenue and West Jackson Street, in which the man was inappropriately touching himself and asked a 15-year-old girl if she wanted a ride.
Local 6 spoke with the mom of that victim, who told us that her daughter was standing near her bus stop when the man approached. She was able to run away and call 911 from her parent's home.
The second incident, similar to the first, was on August 29 in the area of North Central Avenue and Donegan Avenue and the third was August 30 at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the area of Liberty Drive and Carroll Street.
In the third incident, a man yelled at two women outside their residence and asked them to approach his vehicle.
The suspect is described by deputies as being Hispanic, possibly in his late 20s or early 30s with black hair, brown eyes and a medium build. He may have a goatee.
Detectives believe there could be multiple suspects or that the culprit uses different cars. The victim's mom says her daughter spotted the same man driving a black or dark green sedan, possibly a Honda, and a while 4-door sedan.
"These are young girls you know and they have to wait at the bus stop to go to school, and now as I heard everybody's scared around the neighborhood," said Zoraida Laboy, the victim's neighbor.
The recent sketches match the descriptions used in the sketches of other unsolved flasher cases in Osceola County from last year.
The latest cases happened within a three-block radius, and the cases from last September happened within a few miles of those.
Last year, the victims said the suspect drove a dark green 4-door car, and this time, the victims again described a dark green 4-door sedan.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222.