May 22, 2014 9:00 am

Teen in custody after child witnesses indecent act in Panorama


CALGARY – A teenage boy has been arrested after people in the community of Panorama Hills complained he was performing indecent acts in front of young children.

The incidents came to light after a ten-year-old girl told her parents she saw the suspect touching himself in plain sight in the middle of the day.

The young girl said she witnessed the inappropriate behavior on at least three occasions.

After launching an investigation into the complaint, police took a 17-year-old into custody on Wednesday.

“It’s a big concern when we have an individual doing something like that in a public space where we know families are going to be present,” says Duty Inspector Michael Waterston.

At this point police don’t believe the teen was deliberately targeting children, but say charges are pending.

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