Man accused of exposing self to kids in Winston-Salem park, students near Wake Forest University

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Winston-Salem police are asking for help identifying a man they believe exposed himself to teenagers, as well as two Wake Forest University students, in three separate incidents.

Police say the first incident took place at Hanes Park, when a man exposed himself to teenagers on Friday morning at about 7:30. The park – frequented by children and families – is located between the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA and Wiley Middle School.

The most recent incidents were reported Monday morning. Wake Forest University officials say a female graduate student was walking along the paved path between Reynolda Village and the university when a man emerged from the woods and exposed himself to her at about 9:34. About a minute later, they say the man exposed himself to another female graduate student. The second student screamed and ran until she caught up with the first student. The pair then reported the incidents together to campus police.

The university released a description of the man, saying he appeared to be in his 20s, with a slender build, shoulder-length brown hair, a mustache and close-cut beard. They added that much of his left arm is tattooed.

They say at the time of the incidents, the man was wearing a red sweatshirt and gray shorts. After the incidents, he ran toward Reynolda Village, removing the sweatshirt and placing it in a black backpack. While running away, he would have been wearing a dark t-shirt and the gray shorts.

The university added that they have cameras along the trail, which they hope will deter people from committing crimes there in the future.

Police believe the same man could have been responsible for all three incidents.