• Search continues for Osceola flasher who exposed self to teens


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Osceola County sheriff's deputies want to find a man they believe is flashing underage girls near an elementary school.

    Authorities said there have been three reports of a Hispanic male exposing himself to teenage girls and possibly attempting to lure them into his vehicle.

    The first incident happened on Aug. 20 at about 7:20 a.m. in the area of North Central Avenue and West Jackson Street. According to reports, the man was inappropriately touching himself and asked a 15-year-old girl if she wanted a ride.

    The second incident happened Aug. 29 at about 7:15 a.m. in the area of North Central and Donegan avenues. Detectives said the man was inappropriately touching himself and asked a 16-year-old girl if she wanted a ride.

    The third incident happened the next day at 8:30 a.m. in the area of Liberty Drive and Carroll Street. This time, the man yelled at two women outside their homes and asked them to approach his car, investigators said.

    Tanya Ortiz told Channel 9 her friend was one of the alleged victims and that the girl is traumatized by what happened.

    "A guy was following her, asking her to get in the car, and he flashed her his private parts," said Ortiz. "She was scared and she was crying."

    The man is described as a light- to medium-skinned Hispanic male in his late 20s to late 30s. He has short black hair, brown eyes and a medium build. He may also possibly have a goatee.

    The car may be a black or dark green, four-door sedan, possibly a Honda. It could also be a white four-door sedan.

    "It's got to be a sick person. There's no other way to say it," said resident Victor Irlanda.

    Detectives said they are unsure if there are multiple suspects or one suspect with access to multiple vehicles.

    "We have flyers that we are, that we are producing and getting out to the public," said Twis Lizasuain of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

    Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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