Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are searching for a man they say exposed himself to girls in a Columbia neighborhood.
Officers say the incident took place August 30 around 7:30 a.m. at a bus stop in the 3700 block of West Avenue. That location is in the Colonial Heights community.
According to officers, the man approached a group of girls, who ranged in age from 11 to 13, and exposed his private parts. Investigators say he also fondled himself.
When the girls saw what he did, they screamed and ran to find an adult. The suspect also left the scene.
An adult called the police and waited at the bus stop with the children to make sure the man didn't return.
A State Law Enforcement Division forensic artist has created a sketch of what they believe the suspect looks like. Officers say the man may live in or frequent the area.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.