Cocoa Police Seeks Man Suspected of Accosting Student

By  //  February 13, 2014

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a male driving a white vehicle who is suspected of accosting a 15-year-old female student walking to her bus stop yesterday, according to Officer Barbara Matthews of the Cocoa Police Department.

According to police, the suspect is described at an older black male, clean shaven, driving a white “Lexus” type vehicle with a gold stripe around vehicle.

The Cocoa Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a black male driving a white vehicle who accosted a student walking to her bus stop yesterday, according to Officer Barbara Matthews of the Cocoa Police Department.

The Cocoa Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a black male driving a white vehicle who accosted a student walking to her bus stop yesterday, according to Officer Barbara Matthews of the Cocoa Police Department.

On Wednesday, a female student was walking to her bus stop in the area of Washington Avenue and Barbara Jenkins when the suspect driving a white vehicle approached her, according to police

The student told police that as she was walking, the vehicle followed her and the driver told her he liked the way she looked and that she was arousing him.  He then offered the girl money to look at her.

The student told police that as she was walking, the vehicle followed her and the driver told her he liked the way she looked and that she was arousing him.  He then offered the girl money to look at her.

The student got on the bus and then reported the incident to school officials, who then contacted the police department as well as the victim’s parents and the school board.

According to Officer Matthews, at this time the suspect has not been located.  Police have checked the area numerous times, focusing on the morning hours when children are out waiting for the bus. In addition, officers have met with workers in the area, asking them to report anything suspicious.

If you have information about this incident contact the Cocoa Police Department at 321-639-7620.


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