Police chase man who masturbated in front of child and mother at Cheltenham
Police are on the hunt for a man who masturbated in front a child and his mother.
It’s understood a woman took her two-year-old boy to the Stanley Avenue Reserve, Cheltenham, last Thursday.
About 10am she saw a man standing at the park gate watching her son on the slide.
He had his penis exposed and was masturbating.
Police said the man then ran down a nearby alleyway, which is also a thoroughfare through to Hoffman Street from the park.
The woman and her son were physically uninjured during the incident.
The alleged offender is described as being about 40-55 years old, perceived to be of Southern European appearance, tall with a solid build, short dark brown hair and facial hair on his chin.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a long sleeved collared top.
Police have released images from nearby CCTV and a facial composite image of a man they wish to speak to.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au