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Meteghan RCMP release sketch of suspect as part of alleged indecent exposure investigation

Published on June 8, 2017

The Meteghan RCMP have released this sketch of a suspect in an investigation.

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METEGHAN, N.S. – The Meteghan RCMP has released a sketch of a suspect as part of an ongoing investigation about a man who allegedly indecently exposed himself to a young girl a couple of months ago. 

On April 10, a 16-year-old girl reported to the RCMP that she was followed as she was walking along Highway 1 by a man who was driving a black two-door car. The car was described as an older model, and is thought to be either a Pontiac Sunfire or Chevrolet Cavalier.

According to an RCMP media release, the man got out of his vehicle near the baseball field in Grosses Coques and hid behind some nearby mail boxes while watching the girl as she walked. The media release says the man lowered his pants and grabbed his genitals while watching the girl walk away.

An RCMP sketch artist completed a sketch of the suspect, to assist in identifying the person involved. The suspect is described as white, in his late twenties or early thirties, and at least 5-foot-8 with a thin build. He was wearing a dark blue jacket with a red baseball cap and blue jeans.

Corporal Jennifer Clarke says there has only been the one incident reported. Asked why the RCMP decided to release a sketch, Cpl. Clarke said, “It’s a very unsettling type of thing to have happened and it doesn’t seem like something that sort of happens by accident, so having the sketch artist is a resource that we’re really happy to have . . . It’s an excellent way to make the public aware that this is happening, and also to try and figure who is responsible, so we feel it is an excellent way to do it.”

The Meteghan RCMP is asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact them at 902-825-2000 or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS ( 8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.