Release Date: May 31st, 2019 - 11:35am
Originator: Detective, Ron Wright, Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2284
Contact: D/Constable, Lee Wood, Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2221
In August and October of 2018, there were two incidents of an indecent act in different parks/walking trails in Oakville. In both incidents, a male approached an adult woman walking their dog and initiated a conversation. In one incident, the male's penis was exposed. In the second occurrence, the male made a sexual advance and appeared to be masturbating underneath his clothing.
On May 30 2019, police were contacted regarding the same male at Kingsford Park in Oakville. The male was behaving strangely and attempting to engage women who were walking their dogs in conversation.
It was at this time, investigators were able to positively link the male to the previous occurrences from 2018.
Pravin Anthony (32) of Georgetown was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent act.
Anthony was released on a promise to appear and undertaking.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to contact Detective Constable Lee Wood of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2221
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.