Sex Offender Identified as Elmira Flasher

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - We're learning more about the man accused of walking down streets in the City of Elmira exposing himself on at least eight separate occasions over the past few weeks.

Enrique Lindo, 34, of Elmira was arrested and charged with Public Lewdness after he was spotted walking down Friendly Place wearing only a ski mask and trench coat around 7 a.m. Wednesday. Police said Lindo is a registered sex offender.

EPD Sergeant Bill Solt said it all started back on Sept. 26; that's when they got the first report of a man walking down the street, wearing just a ski mask and trench coat, exposing himself to those nearby.

Solt said the next report came in on Oct. 10, followed by three separate reported sightings the following day.

18 News spoke with one of the people who spotted Lindo last week.

"I look out of the corner of my eye, and this guy has a ski mask on and black tank top with no bottoms pants, nothing, and he is fondling himself," witness Tammy Heath said. "Then, I really started walking fast and he looked right at me and when he looked at me he got up. So, I really started walking and he literally booked after me."

But Lindo didn't stop there, another reported sighting came in just this past Tuesday.

Finally, just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday police got a call about a man wearing a ski mask and trench coat and no pants. He was seen walking down Friendly Place on the city's east side.

Lindo has been charged with Public Lewdness, but he may face more charges in the future.

That's because Lindo is already a registered level three sex offender. He served three years in state prison after he forced a girl under the age of 11 to have sexual contact with him back in 2004.

Lindo was arraigned on Wednesday in Elmira City court without council. Bail was set at $1,000 cash/$2,000 property bond. Lindo is due back in court with an appointed attorney on Oct. 23.


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