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Man accused of exposing himself to women in Haverhill

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HAVERHILL, Mass. (WHDH) -

A Peeping Tom has families in Haverhill on high alert.

Police say a man in his 40s or 50s has been looking into windows and exposing himself. In at least two cases they said he grabbed a woman.

Seven different incidents have been reported. The women range in age and there's no set time that he seems to strike.

One of the victims said she was walking home from work in the neighborhood, when she noticed a man wearing a ski mask following her. She said he then dropped his pants and exposed himself.

Whitney Connolly who lives in the neighborhood thinks the reports are disturbing.

“He's getting pretty graphic with himself. I think that’s disturbing especially since I have children,” she said.

Police said a man went from exposing himself to women to now trying to grab them. In the most recent case police said he grabbed an elderly woman from behind. She fought him off by biting his hand.

“He's now deciding to put hands on people and trying to get physical. It seems he’s feeling a little more comfortable since he’s not getting caught,” Connolly said.

Families and women are taking more precautions and being vigilant.

The police reports started coming in at the beginning of the month. Families say until this man is caught, they're taking extra precautions.

“I will not let me kids out by themselves, definitely stand outside with my daughter when she waits for the bus,” Connolly said.

The man is described as being in his 40s or 50s with salt and pepper hair and a salt and pepper beard described as unkempt. Sometimes he wore a ski mask and sometimes he was wearing bright red or orange pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Haverhill police at 978-373-1212.

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