Police: This Guy Exposed Himself to Amish Women — Because They Couldn’t Call for Help
Then, one day, he met an off-duty state trooper.
A Lancaster County man has been accused of exposing himself to Amish and Mennonite women — doing so because he knew they lacked the capability to call quickly for help.
Lancaster Online reports that Benjamin R. Grafius, 39, is charged with exposing himself to “numerous” females — four felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor and eight misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure, for incidents that began in June 2015 and continued through September.
At least two incidents happened at roadside markets tended by Amish women; another occurred when the victim was in a horse-drawn buggy.
His downfall came in September, when he targeted an off-duty state trooper jogging in in Strasburg Township. As she ran past his vehicle, she noticed he wasn’t wearing pants. His car — a gray sedan — matched the vehicle described by the victims in the other incidents.
Grafius reportedly told police he targeted Amish and Mennonite women because they don’t carry cell phones — making them “easy targets” that allowed him to escape with relative ease. He also reportedly wrote a an apology note — never delivered — to the victims.
He is free on $50,000 bail.