KU police identify driver allegedly committing lewd acts on campus

photo by: Sara Shepherd

A University of Kansas police patrol vehicle is pictured in June 2016 on the KU campus.

University of Kansas police say they now know the identity of a man who was allegedly driving around campus committing lewd acts this week.

The suspect — who has no affiliation with KU — has been identified and served in person by law enforcement officers with a notice to appear in Municipal Court, Deputy Chief James Anguiano said Thursday in an email.

The same man allegedly struck three times in two days, each time exposing himself to women on campus while driving.

Police on Monday announced receiving a report from a woman, who is not a KU student, that while she was walking on Memorial Drive that morning a man in a white truck stopped to ask her a question and she saw that he was masturbating.

At 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of West Campus Road — the location of several sorority houses — two female KU students reported that a man exposed himself to them while driving, Anguiano said.

At 4:20 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot behind JRP Hall, 1122 West Campus Road, a man exposed himself to a KU student and was masturbating in his truck, Anguiano said.

“We also would like to thank the community for calling in information about the incident that assisted The KU Police in identifying the suspect,” Anguiano said.

Anguiano declined to provide the man’s name, age or city of residence and referred those questions to Lawrence Municipal Court. Earlier this week, police said the suspect was described as white, 20 to 30 years old with brown hair.

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