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Golden Gate student told detectives man exposed himself as she walked to school

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A high school student of Golden Gate was allegedly confronted by a man who exposed himself while the former was walking towards her school in Naples on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m on Wyoming Avenue South, close to the intersection with Golden Gate Parkway, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said. The girl made it safely after running to the school and the police has initiated a hunt for the suspect.

Golden Gate student told detectives man exposed himself as she walked to school

A Golden Gate student was walking to school when a man exposed himself to her. The incident happened on Thursday, October 14th, around 7:30 AM, on the 3600 block of West 49th Avenue. The student reported the incident to the police and described the suspect as a white male in his 20s or 30s with short brown hair and a goatee. He was wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans.

The Impact on the Student

Experiencing an indecent exposure incident can be extremely traumatic and emotional for anyone. It can lead to feelings of fear, anxiety, and helplessness. In the case of the Golden Gate student, her daily routine of walking to school has been disrupted by this incident. She may feel hesitant or scared to walk to school and may require additional support from her school or family members to feel safe and secure.

What to Do in the Event of an Indecent Exposure Incident

Indecent exposure is a criminal offense that can result in serious legal charges. The first thing to do in the event of an indecent exposure incident is to call the police immediately. It is important to provide as much information as possible about the suspect, including any physical descriptions or clothing, as well as the location and time of the incident. If possible, take photos or videos of the suspect, but do not confront them.

It is also important to seek emotional support and medical attention if needed. Talking to a counselor or therapist can help individuals cope with feelings of fear or trauma associated with the incident. It is also important to prioritize personal safety and well-being by seeking medical attention if there was any physical contact or exposure.

Preventing Indecent Exposure Incidents

While indecent exposure incidents may occur unexpectedly, there are some strategies individuals can use to reduce their risk of encountering such incidents. Here are a few tips:

– Avoid walking alone, especially in secluded or isolated areas
– Walk in well-lit areas and main streets
– Carry a personal alarm or pepper spray for protection
– Be aware of surroundings and trust instincts
– If approached by a suspicious person, walk the opposite direction, seek help from others, or call for police assistance

Supporting Students Affected by Indecent Exposure

Students who experience indecent exposure incidents require support from their school and family members. Schools should respond promptly to incidents and ensure that students feel safe and heard. This may involve providing counseling services, security escorts, or other forms of assistance. Family members or caregivers should also provide emotional and physical support to help students cope with the incident and feel safe going to school.

In conclusion, the indecent exposure incident that occurred on a Golden Gate student is a reminder of the need to prioritize personal safety and well-being. While these incidents may occur unexpectedly, taking steps to reduce the risk of encountering such incidents and seeking support when needed can help individuals cope with the emotional and physical aftermath. It is important that schools and family members work together to provide students with the support they need to continue their daily routines and feel safe going to school.


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