Masked flasher on the loose in Swedish park

Three children in southern Sweden were subjected to a flasher clad only in a grey shirt and a face mask. Police said there have been multiple incidents during the past week.

Masked flasher on the loose in Swedish park
Jordbodalen, where the incidents took place. Photo: Guillaume Baviere/Flickr

Jordbodalen, a park district of Helsingborg in southern Sweden, has been the setting for a series of sexual harassment incidents over the past few weeks. Several children ran home on Tuesday and reported to their parents that a man, between ages 50 and 60, had harassed them.

"We are aware of three to four cases of sexual harassment in Jordbodalen the past week," police spokeswoman Eva-Lotta Hermansson-Truedsson told local paper Helsingborgs Dagbladet.

The same day another girl in the area was harassed and allegedly chased by a flasher who was apparently about 50 years old. It is unclear if it was the same man. 

A week prior a 20-year-old woman also reported a younger man who stood masturbating on a jogging path in the area. 

Police have stated that they will be increasing their presence in the area, both in uniform and undercover.

In May a teenage flasher sent images of his genitals to classmates via a fake Facebook account – but was found by police due to the distinctive wallpaper in the background.

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