Oceanside RCMP say a man who allegedly exposed himself to three 11-year-old girls in Parksville Wednesday afternoon has been identified.
At 4 p.m. on July 12, Oceanside RCMP were called after a report of an indecent act. The suspect is alleged to have exposed himself to three girls inside a business. The grandfather of one of the girls was immediately told about the incident. The grandfather called RCMP.
The suspect had left the area before police arrived.
On July 14, the man turned himself into to Oceanside RCMP. The 44-year-old man from Parksville was arrested and has since been released on numerous conditions. There is a court- imposed publication ban on his name to protect the identities of the victims he is alleged to have offended against.
“The girls, did exactly what they should have and reported the incident immediately to a trusted adult,” Cpl. Janelle Shoihet of the B.C. RCMP said in a statement.
“We were able to get to the business, and collect valuable evidence in the form of surveillance footage, which I believe will be key in identifying the male in question.”