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Metro Transit Police announced today that officers arrested and charged Steven Andrew Slaughter, 22, for committing alleged lewd acts after he approached women on the Metro and showed them “inappropriate” photos of himself on his phone.
He was also charged with an assault that occurred in January.
Police became aware of the “cell phone flasher” in mid-January and say Slaughter sometimes approached these female passengers under the guise of raising money for a children’s charity.
Officials identified Slaughter using Metro’s high-definition video surveillance footage and witness statements and reports, according to a press release.
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