Public masturbator and flasher harass women

A computer generated image a public masturbator and a flasher who harassed women in two separate incidents in Grovedale. (Facebook/Eyewatch Geelong)

By Luke Voogt

A public masturbator and a flasher harassed women in Grovedale in two separate incidents last week and last month, police alleged.

A woman was walking along Killarney Avenue, Grovedale, between 7.15am and 7.30am last Wednesday, September 9, when she noticed a male walking behind her.

When the victim got to a walkway on Grove Road she saw the man, who she later said was wearing beige coloured shorts and a dark top.

The victim then walked past the man and saw his pants were down and that he was masturbating, police said.

Police believe the man walked through a walkway between Killarney Avenue and Grove Road before approaching the woman.

Geelong police this Wednesday released a computer-generated image of the man’s face based on the victim’s description.

They said they wished to speak to the man as “he will assist this investigation”.

In a separate incident on August 11, a man harassed a woman at Grovedale Recreation Reserve between 6pm and 6.15pm.

“The male has approached the victim and allegedly pulled down the front of his pants and underwear exposing himself and making a lewd comment to the victim,” a police spokesperson said.

The woman later described the man as in his late teens to early 20s and overweight, with black hair and a “possibly ethnic” accent, police said.

The man was wearing grey and black “sloppy joe style” track gear and a face mask, police said.

This Wednesday police released a computer-generated image of the man’s face based on the victim’s description.

Police urged anyone with information on either incident to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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