Man accused of flashing 12-year-old girl at bus stop

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify the man accused of flashing a 12-year-old girl at her bus stop.

The suspect was standing with no pants on near the bus stop at Cedar Mill Crossing and Catawba Drive when the girl walked up to the bus stop Tuesday at around 7:45 a.m., Lt. Jay Baker with the Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The man then got into his car and drove out of the Cedar Mill Crossing subdivision, Baker said.

A similar incident was reported in the same area the previous week, but detectives had limited information at that time, Baker said. A different child reported that incident, he said.

GBI artist Kelly Lawson drew a sketch of the suspect, described as a white male in his late 30s or early 40s with short brownish-blonde hair and short facial hair. The suspect is also described as around 5-feet-8 inches tall and 230 pounds, with tattoos on his arm and a large tattoo surrounding his left eye.

The suspect was driving an older model black Ford sedan with a long scratch on the passenger side and numerous bumper stickers, according to police.

Anyone with any information about this incident or anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call detectives at 770-928-0239.