Cops: Flasher corners teen on campus

Suspect identified as Daytona State College student

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Students at a local college are on alert after police said a man cornered a teen in an elevator and exposed himself.

Daytona Beach police said the offense happened at Daytona State College on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said the suspect has been identified and interviewed, but that no arrests have been made as police continue their investigation.

Police said the 17-year-old victim told investigators hewas on an elevator when the 39-year-old suspect blocked the buttons, preventing the teen from leaving. The suspect made sexually explicit comments, then suddenly exposed himself and forced the boy to touch his genitals, according to the report.

"I should be cautious now to use the elevators because that could have been me or one of my friends in the elevator," said Daytona State College student Jazmine Cooper.

According to police, the victim said the man asked the teen to meet him for sex in a park behind a nearby Bank of America, but the teen somehow left the elevator.

The teen found help with staff at the administration building, and was able to identify the suspect as a student.

Alex Houdyshell also attends DSC and said, "Everybody says this school is good, then why are we having people like that in our school?"

There are security cameras outside buildings on campus, but police said there weren't any near the elevator, and that worries students.

"They should put video cameras in the elevators then since all that stuff just happened," said Houdyshell.

Police have not released the suspect's name.

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