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Third Indecent Exposure Incident at West Seattle Schools Within 10 Days

On September 18th at approximately 5:12 p.m. officers arrived on scene at Westside School located in the 7700 block of 34th Avenue SW.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a 7-year-old girl was out on the playground for her afternoon recess.  The playground is well elevated above the street level.  The girl was at the east fence south of the intersection of 32nd Avenue SW and SW Holden Street.  The girl looked down and saw the suspect sitting in his car, which was parked on the west side of 32nd Avenue SW facing northbound.  The suspect was wearing a red t-shirt but no pants.  The girl then went back to playing with her friends but did not report the incident to any of the school staff. 

The girl went home after school and told her father about the incident, who subsequently called the school to report it (this was approximately four hours after the incident occurred).  School staff called 911 and officers responded to the school to investigate further.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s or 40’s with short dark hair, normal to slender build and a scruffy-looking beard.  The suspect was sitting in a beat-up small black car with body damage.

Sexual Assault Unit detectives are actively investigating this incident along with two other incidents that have occurred within the last 10 days.  It is possible that all three incidents involve the same suspect.  Detectives believe that it is likely the same suspect is involved in the two incidents that occurred on September 18th.

See the links below for information about the two previous incidents:

 Anyone with information about these incidents or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect(s) is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.