Haddonfield New Jersey police are searching for a man who allegedly committed a sex crime by flashing a teenage girl.
According to officials, the 17-year-old victim was walking on the 100 block of West End Avenue in Haddonfield NJ when a white SUV drove alongside her and pulled up to the side of the road.
The driver of the vehicle asked the victim to approach the car so that she could give him directions. When the victim walked toward the SUV, the driver allegedly unzipped his pants and exposed himself to her.
Afterwards, the suspect reportedly drove away and headed in the direction of Kings Highway. Meanwhile, the victim went home and contacted Haddonfield police.
Haddonfield police officers later canvassed the area for the suspect; however, they were unable to find him.
Law enforcement recently released a description of the suspect. According to officials, the suspect is a white male in his 20s. He reportedly has short, blonde hair.
If police do eventually locate the suspect, he would probably face serious charges for lewdness. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4, public lewdness is ordinarily classified as a fourth degree felony. A conviction for fourth degree lewdness could result in a sentence of up to 18 months in NJ State Prison.
The Haddonfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect. Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect should contact Haddonfield NJ detectives at 856-429-4700.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Flashed Teen in Haddonfield, Police Say.”