Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 10222015 – State and Local Police Investigating a String of Indecent Exposure Incidents in Cheshire
On October 20, at about 5:30 p.m., a woman was jogging on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Cheshire when she was accosted by a man who proceeded to commit a lewd act in her presence and then attempted to grab her arm as she ran by. The man, who was riding a bike prior to the assault, was described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 5’4”, average build, with very short, brown hair, wearing a grey, hooded sweatshirt.
Subsequent investigation by Trooper Amy Shaughnessy indicates that there were four similar incidents dating back to May 26 of this year. While it is uncertain at this point if all of the incidents were committed by the same person, the physical descriptions given indicate that is a possibility. Additional characteristics and descriptions given by the other victims include, 17-23 years old, balding, wearing all black, having a lisp or speech impediment, possible mental deficiency, white sleeveless shirt, tattoos on shoulders, tank top, and a sickly, yellowish complexion. A bicycle was mentioned in one of the other incidents and was described as being black in color.
These incidents happened at various points along the rail trail in Cheshire. If any has any information regarding this investigation, please contact the State Police Barracks in Cheshire at 413-743-4700.
This is all the information that is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly for media inquiries.