The firefighter brother of an infamous cop has been charged with acting lewdly in front of two teen-age girls as they walked to their Manhattan school, authorities said.
Timothy Dowd, 36, grabbed the girls attention by licking the window of the van he was in, then masturbating, police said.
Dowds brother is rogue cop Michael Dowd, who is serving 14 years in federal prison for taking tens of thousands of dollars from narcotics dealers in Brooklyn.
The teens, 13 and 14 years old, reported the May 5 incident, which occurred at East 20th Street and First Avenue, two days later to officials at Baruch HS, where they are students, police said.
They gave police the license-plate number of the van, which was traced to a Suffolk County lighting company for which Timothy Dowd moonlights, police said. He was near First Avenue because he had made a delivery for the company, cops said.
Timonthy Dowd, a 12-year veteran assigned to Ladder 154 in Jackson Heights, was busted Monday and charged with public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child, said Barbara Thompson, spokeswoman for Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau.
Authorities said they also plan to charge him with performing the same act in front of a group of high school girls in Long Island City, Queens, on March 30.
Last October, Timothy Dowd allegedly exposed himself to a 31-year-old woman at Suffolk County Community College. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and agreed to seek counseling, police sources said.
He was allowed to keep his job, sources said, because he was charged with a misdemeanor, not a felony.
Timothy Dowd, who is separated from his wife and has two children, was suspended without pay, Fire Department spokesman Mike Regan said.