Campus police urge caution after indecent exposure incidents

Three recent incidents on campus have led the Emory Police Department (EPD) to remind community members to walk in pairs or in groups at night, and to avoid dark or deserted areas.

According to Deputy Chief of Police Ray Edge, there have been two reports of indecent exposure. The first episode occurred the night of March 23 on the quadrangle; the second incident occurred on April 4, also on the quadrangle. The suspect in both incidents was decribed as a white or Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches, medium to stocky build, 40-50 years old and having dark hair and a prominent mustache.

A third incident report was filed after a student reported encountering a male near the intersection of Pierce Drive and Fraternity Row on the night of April 3 who shouted to her, "Hey baby, wanna come here right now?" The description of the man was similar to the perpetrator in the other two incidents, and Edge said that he believes the suspect in these three incidents is the same person.

"There is no indication that the suspect in these three cases is violent," said Edge, "or is prone to commit acts of violence." However, he encouraged community members to exercise caution, particularly at night.

Edge urged members of the community to call EPD at 727-6111 or at 911 if they have been confronted in a similar manner and have not yet reported the incident.

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