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Westport man allegedly exposes himself at Westport beach, Police looking for more victims



A Westport man has been arrested on charges that he exposed himself to a family.

According to Detective Robert Rebello, On June 23, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Westport Police Department received a call from an off duty officer who stated his wife was at Cherry and Webb Beach with their 3-year-old daughter when she observed a man, later identified as 49-year-old Michael Couto of 13 Autumn Drive, Westport, masturbating on the beach. Officer Kyle Fernandes received a radio transmission from Cherry and Webb Lifeguards requesting police respond for a male exposing himself on the beach.

Officer Fernandes arrived on scene and spoke with the reporting party. He stated in his report she was visibly upset and was fighting back tears. He made his way to the beach and observed Couto sitting in a beach chair with his hands in his lap. After a brief conversation with Couto, Officer Fernandes placed him under arrest for Open and Gross Lewdness.

Three additional females spoke with Officer Fernandes about the incident.

In their statements, they said they observed Couto expose and fondle himself. They also said Couto had moved his chair further back towards the dunes and then closer to them and the 3-year-old girl who was with her mother.

One of the females provided Officer Fernandes with videos of the incident.

The Westport Police Department is asking anyone else who may have been a victim to contact the Detective Unit immediately.

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  1. Mikey Morty

    June 24, 2020 at 12:36 pm


  2. Michelle

    June 24, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    not the first time its been happening at that beach for years, same thing happened to me about 18 years ago when I was there with my mom, guy running down the beach naked and running up to females, I dont understand what is Westports problem with this its a town resident only beach too which is the most disturbing. Comfortable enough to do it in their own town I wonder why.

  3. Mikey Morty

    June 24, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Yeah he is a town resident..

  4. Mikey Morty

    June 24, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I wonder how this guys wife is feeling about this heinous behavior. This person is in need of some major psychological help. The damage caused to his wife’s fragile but huge ego will probably end in a divorce. Time to split up the assets and pay the professional help.

  5. SocialCrusticeCrusader

    June 27, 2020 at 11:43 am

    I heard this guy works for SRTA as a bus driver. Probably should be fired immeadiately as there are children riding the buses.

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