Alleged Park Masturbator Arrested, ID'd

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    Police Sketch

    A man who allegedly exposed himself to women and children in very public areas in Lower and Upper Providence townships is now in custody, according to police.

    Police say that between April 6 and May 12, the man exposed himself at least five times. During each incident, the man spotted a person walking along roadways or trails between 3:20 p.m. and 7:25 p.m., according to investigators. Police say he would then get out of his vehicle without his pants or his pants pulled down and begin to masturbate while staring at the victim.

    "It makes me concerned," said Tiehana Banks of Philadelphia. "It's the middle of the day and the kids are out."

    One of the victims was walking her baby in a stroller when the man exposed himself to them, according to police.

    Hunt for Park Predator

    [PHI] Hunt for Park Predator
    Police are on the hunt for a park predator, before he strikes again. Authorities say the man is targeting women in local parks and in some cases their children have been witness to his lewd acts. Police are investigating nearly half a dozen incidents in Lower Providence and Upper Providence Townships. Now authorities are releasing a sketch of the man they're tyring to track down. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports.

    "That's the only instance where he yelled at the victim," said Chief Francis Carroll of the Lower Providence Police Department.

    Police released a sketch of the suspect last week.

    On Saturday, at 3:40 p.m., police say a detective spotted a man standing outside his car at the trailhead of the Perkiomen Trail at the intersection of Lower Indian Head Road and Upper Indian Head Road in Upper Providence. The detective noticed that the top button of the man's pants was unbuttoned, according to investigators. The detective also says that the man, identified as 29-year-old Kumar Agarwal of Lower Providence, matched the description of the suspect. They also say his vehicle matched the description of the suspect's vehicle.

    Police approached and arrested Agarwal. He's charged with indecent exposure and open lewdness. He is currently awaiting a preliminary arraignment.

    Police also say they are investigating whether Agarwal was involved in any additional incidents.
     

     


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