Police search for man accused of five indecent exposure incidents

By: Melina Matthes

According to Lincoln police, a 23-year-old woman was walking home near 17th and 'J' streets around two Sunday morning.

As she crossed the capitol parking lot, officers say she noticed a man following her.

Once she made it to *Goodhue and 'G' streets, she realized the man was getting closer.

Sergeant Todd Beam with LPD said, “She is able to look back and observes that this individual is holding a cell phone-like device with an LCD screen and that this individual is using the screen to illuminate the fact that he is exposing himself to her.”

As she approached 14th and 'G,' police said the suspect was within five feet of her.

The victim sprayed him with pepper spray and ran home.

Lincoln police say this is the fifth time he's approached a young female in just weeks.

The first incident occurred at Fountain Glen Apartments near Northwest Second Street Circle near Fletcher.

A second one happened at the View Apartment Complex on West Charleston Street.

The suspect then exposed himself two different times at Tanglewood Apartments off 44th and 'O.'

And the latest incident occurred at 14th and 'G.' 

Katie Sorensen, a Lincoln resident, said, “I would say just make sure you are aware of what's going on around you.  If you're going to be texting at night, just make sure you know what's going on and don't be so focused on other things.”

Amy Orth, a Lincoln resident, said, “I think it's really important to let somebody else know they are out and about and what they're doing and their plan.”

Police describe the man as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5 foot 11, 180 pounds.

He is described as having a distinctive nose.

At this time police have no suspects.  They do believe this incident is related to the previous ones.