A 25-year-old New Britain man has been charged with stalking after showing up at the homes of three underage girls and touching himself while watching them through their windows, according to police.
Elliot Nails, of Corbin Avenue in New Britain, confessed to police that he stood outside the girls’ homes at least 14 times in July and August. Police said he committed sexual acts and made vulgar comments while peering through their windows and left evidence at the scene.
Police began investigating after the victims’ parents called authorities to report a suspicious person outside their houses.
Nails was arrested the afternoon of Oct. 2 and charged with first-degree stalking, impairing the morals of a child, public indecency and second-degree breach of peace. He appeared in court and was held on $30,000 bond.
Police records show it isn't Nails' first offense. He was accused of masturbating outside a home in 2010 and has been linked to a number of other suspicious person reports around the city.
In July of this year, police found him with a 13-inch kitchen knife in his waistband while investigating the report that a man had tried to push open a bedroom window, according to the incident report.
He was arrested and charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.
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