Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

{Pervert Targets Elderly} {Flasher Preys on Aged in Grafton}

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

{Pervert Targets Elderly} {Flasher Preys on Aged in Grafton}

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Byline: jecinta sweeney jecinta.sweeney@dailyexaminer.com.au

NUMEROUS reports of a man flashing his genitals to the elderly have been received, sparking concern for aged-care residents in the Arthur Street, Grafton, area.

Manager of Clarence Village Vicki Valja said a resident was left shocked last week after being approached by a man who pulled his pants down, before flashing himself. The incident has been reported to police.

She said the resident, who did not wish to be named, was walking home along Arthur Street when she saw a tall, slim man with short-cropped hair and of Aboriginal appearance walking towards her.

He then stopped in front of her and dropped his pants.

Ms Valja said it was the third incident that she had heard of, all taking place in the Arthur Street area.

"The whole thing is a bit sick and he obviously realises that the elderly can't do anything about it," she said.

"My fear is that he might take it further and target a frail person who might get a major shock out of it and have a fall or even follow them home one day. …

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