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Public exhibitionist: Man wanted for lewd acts on Pasco county bus, library

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HUDSON - Pasco County deputies are looking for a man who's accused of doing downright perverted acts around the Hudson area in very public places. Investigators believe he's exposing himself to women then committing a lewd act.

"I don't know exactly who the suspect is, but I can tell you he clearly has a mental illness," said Sheriff Chris Nocco. "He probably has a lot of issues and he should not be on the street."

Victims have reported problems at five different places now. A 17 year-old girl came to deputies this week saying the man committed the lewd act back on February 27 at the Regency Park Branch Library in Port Richey. After she saw media reports of other incidents this week, she came forward herself.

"We want victims to come forward because we don't know what else he may have done," Sheriff Nocco said. "We need people to take it seriously because - by getting him off the streets - you may stop a potential victim in the future."

Reports of the lewd activity go back to February 20 on a Pasco County Public Transportation bus. The driver reported the man began the lewd behavior as he sat across from another passenger. She moved to the front of the bus as it happened. Detectives are trying to figure out who she is so they can learn more about the suspect.

On March 9, a suspect matching the same description got kicked out of the store for committing the lewd act inside the store. A few days later, on March 12, it happened again at a house on Crabtree Lane in Port Richey.

The man came up to the house to the sliding glass door at the back of the house. The victim noticed him she asked what he was doing. That's when, deputies say, he pulled down his pants and started the lewd act.

Finally, on March 17, at the Dollar General Store located at U.S. 19 and Fox Hollow, the suspect went to pay for a small item and exposed himself to a clerk at the counter.

"This person is not doing it in the dark alleys," Sheriff Nocco said. "He's doing it in locations where there are numerous people around."

The man appears to be about 30 years-old, under 6 feet tall and weighs about 175 pounds. If you know more you can call the Pasco Sheriff's Office at 1-800-706-2488.

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