ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public to help identify a man who police believe is responsible for a number of indecent acts committed in the past six months.
About 9pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, a 14-year-old male was approached by a male, driving a late-model silver coloured BMW, as he walked along Hindmarsh Drive onto Streeton Drive in Rivett. The driver got out of the car and attempted to engage the teenager in conversation before exposing himself and conducting an indecent act in front of the victim.
The second incident occurred on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, about 10.30pm. A 29-year-old female was walking home along Streeton Drive near Mulley Street, Holder, when she was approached by a man. The man engaged in a short conversation with the victim prior to exposing himself.
About 3.30am on Saturday, February 26, 2011, a 14-year-old girl was walking along Melrose Drive in Phillip when she was approached by a man wearing a knee length white dress. The man has touched the girl on the shoulder and attempted to remove some of her clothing. The teenager has slapped the man in defence and run home.
In all three incidents the man says to the victims that he has been at a cross dressing party.
The offender is described as a Caucasian male, aged in his mid 20s to early 30s, between 165cm (5’5”) and 170cm (5’7”) tall, with a slim build and a shaved brown head.
In the first incident the offender was wearing an open, brown waist-length coat with pink underwear underneath and a beret. In the second incident the man was wearing a black beret, a grey coloured mid-thigh- length overcoat with peach or pale pink coloured underwear underneath and strappy high heeled shoes.
In the most recent incident the man was wearing a blond shoulder-length wig, a white dress with frills on it, with a bra underneath and white high-heeled shoes.
Police believe these incidents are related and are appealing for anyone else who may have come into contact with this man or who can assist police with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
UPDATE: Now with identikit images.