East Lyme police seek man who approached child

Get the weekly rundown
Sign up to receive our weekly Legal Insider newsletter

East Lyme — Police are looking for a dark-skinned man driving a gold car who appeared to be fondling himself in Niantic Wednesday while asking an 11-year-old girl for directions.

The girl said she was approached around 4:30 p.m. by the man, of unknown age, with short hair and an unshaven face, on East Pattagansett Road. The man, driving a tan or gold Buick Century-type vehicle, asked the girl for directions and appeared to be masturbating while doing so, police said. The girl ran from the scene, police said, and reported no injuries.

The girl is a student in the East Lyme public school system, Superintendent James Lombardo said in an email alerting parents Thursday of the incident.

"Please use this incident as an opportunity to discuss personal safety with your child," Lombardo wrote in the email. "Please remind your child not to approach strangers or unknown cars and to report any suspicious vehicles or activities."

Anyone with information is asked to contact East Lyme police at (860) 739-5900 or Troop E in Montville at (860) 848-6500.

Hide Comments

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Police logs - April 24, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.


Norwich police seek suspect in Subway restaurant robbery

Police are seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Subway sandwich shop at 77 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.


Groton stabbing case resolved with guilty plea

A 33-year-old woman charged with stabbing another woman in a dispute about a man in July 2018 pleaded guilty Monday as jury selection was scheduled to begin in New London Superior Court.


New London teen facing drug, gun charges fails to appear in court

Court officials said they are preparing a warrant charging 18-year-old Adonis Smith with first-degree failure to appear in court.

TRENDING

PODCASTS