Arrest in C&O Canal assaults, indecent exposure; Park Police seek more victims

U.S. Park Police have arrested a man tied to several assaults and incidents of exposing himself along the C&O Canal in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The agency’s major crimes unit said the crimes happened recently near Locks 8, 9 and 10 in Cabin John.

“The suspect has both assaulted victims and exposed his genitalia to others,” according to a news release Thursday.

By Friday morning, the park police had not yet named the man under arrest, nor specified the crime or crimes with which he’s been charged.

Police believe there may be similar unreported cases, and are asking any victims or witnesses to contact investigators by calling 202-610-8730, or calling or texting 202-379-4877 or 1-888-361-3332.

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Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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