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Man Exposed Himself to Child in South Loop Target Restroom

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    Police Searching for Suspect Who Exposed Himself to Child

    Reports of a man entering a women's bathroom and going into a stall where a little girl was have frightened a community. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez has the latest from the downtown Target where the incident took place. 

    (Published Saturday, March 31, 2018)

    Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a child last Sunday at a store in the South Loop.

    A mother was with her young child at about 4:08 p.m. in the women’s restroom at the Target at 1154 S. Clark when the man entered and insisted he had to go to the bathroom, according to Chicago Police.

    He then pushed into the stall where the child was and exposed his genitals before leaving the bathroom, police said.

    "It's very sad. Children are innocent," Stanley Hughley, a shopper at the Target store, said. "However old the pedophile was, it's wrong. It's pure evil no matter how you look at it." 

    According to Target spokesperson Danielle Schumann, the man was drunk when he pushed the girl out of the stall, went to the bathroom and left.

    "At Target, the safety and security of our guests is critically important to us," Schumann said. "Immediately after a guest notified us of this incident, we called law enforcement and provided them with video footage from our store entrance to help with their investigation.”

    He was described by police as being black with a dark complexion, about 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, 170 to 190 pounds and wearing a red jacket, dark-colored hat, gray pants and sunglasses.

    Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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