St. Thomas, Ont. man accused of performing indecent act in Elgin conservation area: OPP

FILE. The Canadian Press file

Ontario Provincial Police in Elgin County say a 20-year-old St. Thomas, Ont., man is facing a charge of committing an indecent act following an incident in Central Elgin on Thursday.

According to investigators, a woman was walking along trails in Spring Water Forest Conservation Area shortly after 3 p.m. when she observed an individual performing an indecent act.

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The woman screamed at the man, who fled into the woods, police said. The man was later located by the victim who contacted park security, police said.

The accused faces a charge of committing an indecent act and is scheduled to appear in court in St. Thomas at a later date.

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Police say their investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further details is asked to contact OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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