Metro police arrest persistent ‘cell phone flasher’

Metro Transit Police say the "cell phone flasher" approaches women at Metro stations and shows them lewd pictures of himself. (Photo courtesy Metro Transit Police)

Metro Transit Police say the “cell phone flasher” approaches women at Metro stations and shows them lewd pictures of himself. (Photo courtesy Metro Transit Police)

Metro Transit Police have arrested the so-called “cell phone flasher,” a subway train user accused of showing lewd photos of himself to unsuspecting women.

Twenty-two-year-old Steven Andrew Slaughter, of Washinton, was charged with lewd acts and an assault that occurred in January.

At the time of the incidents, Slaughter was awaiting trial for several cases in D.C., including for masturbating aboard a Red Line train and lifting a woman’s skirt at Woodley Park Station, police said.

Steven Andrew Slaughter

Steven Andrew Slaughter

“This case shows a clear pattern of disturbing and unacceptable behavior,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik.  “Sexual harassment, inappropriate touching and lewd behavior have absolutely no place on Metro, and we will use all tools at our disposal to arrest those who commit such acts.”

According to police, Slaughter would approach female passengers on the Metrorail system and show them a lewd photograph of himself on his cell phone scene.  In some cases, the suspect would approach victims claiming that he was raising money for a youth organization.

As part of his court conditions for the previous arrests, Slaughter had been ordered to stay off Metro, except to travel to handle his legal responsibilities.

He pleaded guilty to the earlier charges on Jan. 24, and was sentenced to one year probation.

In the more recent cases, Slaughter is charged with two counts of contempt because the alleged incidents took place while the “stay away” order was in effect.

In addition, he is charged with one new count of simple assault for allegedly spitting on a Good Samaritan who attempted to intervene when a victim was being harassed aboard a Red Line train.

Slaughter is being held pending a detention hearing scheduled for Friday.

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