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Orlando police are searching for a suspect accused of exposing himself to minors

ORLANDO Fla. – The Orlando Police Department's Special Victims Unit has asked for the public's help in identifying a man accused of exposing himself to a minor in the Thornton Park area.

Police said an unidentified man – described as white, approximately 6 feet tall with brown hair – was driving a blue sedan when he approached the victim between 8:40 and 9 a.m. Friday as she was in the area of ​​Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street.

According to a news release, the man was unclothed and exposed himself in the vehicle. The victim walked away and was followed by the vehicle until he ran, the release said. Police said the victim's mother reported the incident.

Patrol officers searched the area Sunday while detectives worked with the police criminal investigation unit to review surveillance cameras from nearby businesses and residents, the release said. The suspect is believed to have been in the area of ​​the 7-11 on Summerlin Avenue before the incident, police said.

Photos of a blue vehicle were circulating on social media, police added, but investigators said it had not been confirmed that the vehicle pictured in the posts was actually the vehicle the suspect was driving. The specific vehicle model was not known at the time this report was published.

If the vehicle or the suspect is located, you should not approach it and call the police immediately, the message says.

Police asked anyone with information that could help find the suspect to call 911 or submit a tip anonymously to Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.


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