Police Searching for Man who Performed Lewd Act in Front of Girl

East Lyme Police and local officials are investigating after an 11-year-old girl reported a man inappropriately touched himself in front of her.

According to police, the girl was walking home near East Pattagansett and Bush Hill Roads around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday when a man in a car stopped and asked her for directions.

The girl told police the man was inappropriately touching himself during that exchange.

East Lyme First Selectman, Paul Formica, said the girl got away unharmed, went home, told her mother and then filed a report with police.

The first selectman is telling parents to be extra careful.

"We have to be vigilant each and every day when it comes to our children and to the parents out there, know that the East Lyme Police are on the job." Formica said.

Police do not have much of a description, but said they are looking for a man with short hair and an unshaven face. The man might be driving a tan or gold car, similar to a Buick Century, said police.

Anyone with information is urged to call the East Lyme Police Department at 860-739-5900 or Troop E in Montville at 860-848-6500.

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