A Lawrence Township man was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to three young girls as they walked their dog at the White Pine apartment complex Friday evening (June 15), the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed.
The suspect, Giovanni Baulo, 36, of the White Pine apartments, was charged Saturday morning with sexual assault, lewdness and endangering the welfare of children, according to prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio.
She said the crime allegedly happened about 8 p.m. Friday in the apartment complex on White Pine Circle, located at the end of Skillman Avenue off Lawrence Road (Route 206).
The victims – two 10-year-old girls and a 3-year-old girl – were walking their dog when Baulo approached and started to talk to them about their pet, DeBlasio said.
During that conversation, Baulo allegedly exposed his penis and touched himself in front of the girls, DeBlasio said. She said he did not touch the girls.
The girls left and told a family member what had happened. He, in turn, called police.
The investigation was conducted by Lawrence Township police and the prosecutor’s office.