One day after Philadelphia Police released his description, a Germantown man was charged in connection with a series of indecent exposures at SEPTA’s Queen Lane regional rail station.
Steven Barrick, 45, of Pulaski Avenue near School House Lane, surrendered to the Special Victims Unit on Wednesday. He is facing three counts each of indecent exposure and open lewdness stemming from a trio of separate incidents this summer.
Around 7:20 a.m. on June 8, a 34-year-old woman reported that she was walking through the train station’s parking lot when a naked Barrick approached, according to police.
The following week, a 36-year-old woman said she was in her vehicle at the train station when she saw a nude Barrick descending the steps of the train platform. Realizing he’d been noticed, Barrick fled the scene.
Fast forward to the following month, when a 20-year-old woman told police she passed Barrick at the train station on July 20. He was fully clothed, but not for long.
Reaching the train platform, Barrick was naked, save for a pair of boots.
“It’s very nerve-racking,” April Washington told NewsWorks content partner NBC10 about her alleged encounter with the accused. “Some of us leave at 5 in the morning and he might actually try to attack somebody.”
“When he saw me he ran down the steps to go down the train with black shorts in his hand,” said Michelle Manning, another witness to Barrick’s alleged acts. “That’s all he had.”
No stranger to the criminal justice system, Barrick’s lengthy rap sheet dates to 1986 and includes almost 20 prior arrests, with charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness among them.