UPDATE: Man arrested for allegedly performing sex act on women's porches in Portsmouth

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 2:34 PM

11/25 UPDATE:  31-year-old Demetrius D. Branch of the 31000 block of George Street in Franklin is charged in connection with several indecent exposure cases reported in the Prentis Park section of Portsmouth.

He's due in court on December 20.

Police say Branch exposed himself to a woman as she was walking past him on Nov. 18 around 10:30 a.m.  The suspect then followed the victim and continued to expose himself. 

Branch is charged with third and fourth offense indecent exposure.

Branch is also charged with two more counts of indecent exposure from cases on Nov. 3 and Nov. 11 in the 1700 block of Atlanta Avenue.  

Branch is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.

PORTSMOUTH -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to 2 women in Prentis Park since November 5.

"I was gonna hit him with my stick, across the ding-a-ling," said 69-year-old Augustine Wilkins. "I was gonna do it. I was gonna crack it."

Wilkins told 13News Now that on Tuesday, at about 8:30 p.m., someone knocked on the front door of her home on Elm Avenue. When she asked who it was, the person on the other side of the door responded, "Grandma, it's your grandson."

Wilkins explained she opened the door just a bit, and saw somebody exposed, masturbating. She slammed the door, then called police.

"I was so mad. I didn't get scared at first. I was so mad somebody would do that, you know? I was angry," recalled Wilkins.

It was the second time that person showed up at her house. The first appearance was last week. This time, Wilkins said he had a white towel wrapped around his head, wearing it like a turban.

Detective Misty Holley said that on Monday, someone confronted a woman who was taking out garbage at a home in the 1700 block of Atlanta Avenue. He was on her porch, exposed, and masturbating. Officers believe it was the same person who visited Wilkins both times.

Wilkins told 13News Now that person had a dark complexion and a thin mustache.

Holley said the person for whom police are looking has a slim build and stands about 5’5” to 5’7” tall. He is about 30 to 35 years old.

"He need help. Somebody needs to catch him, 'cause he gonna hurt somebody," Wilkins said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
 

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