Victim followed on trail before suspect masturbated while watching her

📸 Spencer Police Department photo of a person of interest.

SPENCER — Police are looking for a young man who allegedly followed a woman at a local trail and park before committing a lewd act while watching her.

The Spencer Police Department’s investigation comes after an incident on Tuesday, July 2, in which a young woman was reportedly followed by an unknown man on the Spencer Rail Trail before he committed the lewd act at a local park.

According to police, the woman contacted authorities around 1 p.m. on July 2. She reportedly informed police she had been jogging on the trail to O’Gara Park to use grandstand stairs to train.

“While she was on the stairs, she noticed the man she had seen running in the opposite direction a short time earlier, masturbating while watching her,” Spencer Police reported in a statement on Monday, July 8.

The suspect was described as a 20-year-old white male with brown hair, approximately 5’6″ and 200 pounds. Police said the suspect was wearing a blue T-shirt, dark orange basketball shorts, and wore round prescription glasses.

Police released a surveillance video capture of a person of interest in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Spencer Police Department at (508) 885-6333.

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