Deputies Make Progress in Exhibitionist Cases
Deputies say they have identified the man involved in one case and have strong leads on the man involved in four others.
Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the man they say exposed himself to a rider on a public bus.
They also say that he’s the suspect in only one of the five recent cases in which a male exposed his sex organ to others. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says there is at least one other man involved in the other four cases.
Deputies say the man was on a Pasco County Public Transit bus at Gulf View Square Mall around 4:45 p.m., according to the Sheriff'ds Office. He exposed himself and masturbated while looking at a female passenger. The main route used on that bus travels along Seven Springs Boulevard.
The agency identified the man but had not arrested him Friday morning because the victim had not come forward to the agency. Around 1 p.m., the agency announced the victim came forward. The man had not been arrested yet.
Deputies are now pursuing strong leads in the four other cases.
They’re listed below:
- On Feb. 27, a 17-year-old who was volunteering at the Regency Park Library in Port Richey was shelving books when she saw a man expose himself. He appeared to be masturbating. The teen no longer volunteers at the library.
- On March 9, a man was removed from the RaceTrac convenience store at U.S. 19 and Fox Hollow Boulevard after he was caught masturbating.
- On March 12, a man went to the rear sliding glass door of a residence in the Embassy Hills subdivision. A woman asked him what he was doing. He pulled his pants down and started masturbating.
- On March 17, a man in the Dollar General store at U.S. 19 and Fox Hollow Boulevard went to a register to pay for an item and exposed himself to the clerk.