Alleged West Bridgewater Flasher Acquitted in 2011 Sexual Assault Case

Yousef Hashem.
Yousef Hashem.
East Bridgewater Police Department

A West Bridgewater man is under arrest after police say he exposed himself in front of several people on Tuesday. Yousef Hashem, 21, was arrested by East Bridgewater Police and charged with two counts of open and gross lewdness and three counts of accosting a person of the opposite sex, according to East Bridgewater Police.

According to police, they received a call about a man in a Honda Odyssey minivan who exposed himself to two girls. The victims described the suspect.

From an East Bridgewater police statement:

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While this was happening we received a call from the Massachusetts State Police that they had the suspect vehicle in West Bridgewater. They had a similar incident on route 24 in Raynham at 16:02 where a male was exposing himself. The vehicle matched the description of the one used in the East Bridgewater approximately � hour later. The suspect Yousef Hashem 21 years old from 61 Ash Street in West Bridgewater was interviewed by Sergeant Mike McLaughlin. During our investigation another victim reported a similar incident that happened to her on West Pond Street in the same time frame.

In 2011, Hashem was involved in a sexual assault case in Salem, where police charged him with

groping a teenage girl during the annual Halloween festival Haunted Happenings. At the time of the alleged incident, the girl’s father and a group of bystanders chased and caught a fleeing Hashem. He was later cleared of all charges by a Salem jury, according to The Salem News.