On Wednesday, November 17, at about 3 p.m. a 16-year-old girl reported to police that a blue passenger vehicle stopped near her, and thinking the car was a friend’s, she went over to it. Allegedly she found a man not wearing pants and pointing to his exposed genitalia. The girl ran away and immediately called the police. She reported the motor vehicle’s license plate number and gave them a description of the man.
As detectives were interviewing the teen girl, another call reported a similar incident occurring not far away from the first alleged instance. This time the victim was a 15-year-old girl who told police the man pulled his car up next to her and after getting her attention, gestured towards his exposed body.
Eventually, police officers located the man and took him into custody. Police investigators say the man may also be linked to a similar incident in the same area in October involving a 24-year-old woman. The man is being charged with three counts of indecent exposure and is being held on a $30,000 bail.
Indecent exposure by definition is the “intentional exposure of part of one’s body (as the genitals) in a place where such exposure is likely to be an offense against the generally accepted standards of decency.” Indecent exposure is also referred to as public lewdness, sexual misconduct, or public indecency, and is prohibited in all 50 states. It is a sex crime that is a criminal offense and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. Many states require those convicted of indecent exposure to register as a sex offender, which can have life-changing consequences.
If you’ve been accused of a sex crime in Maryland, you have rights. The Maryland criminal defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC believe that anyone, no matter what they are accused of, has the right to present their defense case in a court of law. We have successfully defended people accused of all types of Maryland sex-related crimes. Call us today at (301) 321-7277 to find out how we can help you.