Man accused of exposing himself arrested

Police file charge offender with one count of public indecency

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police have arrested a 21-year-old Chicago man believed to have exposed himself on two separate occasions near Oak Park and River Forest High School.

The suspect was taken into custody on April 24, the same day school officials informed parents that a second incident had occurred near the school.

Police reported that the offender was charged with one count of public indecency, which is a misdemeanor.

The charges stem from the first incident on April 8 incident, where an 18-year-old female OPRF student reported that the man exposed himself from his vehicle, which was parked in the 300 block of North Scoville Avenue, at about 8:05 a.m.

That vehicle was a black Toyota Camry with tinted windows and temporary license plates. That vehicle returned on April 24, and a student walking to class in the same area reported seeing the man masturbating in his vehicle.

The victim in the more recent incident is a minor and chose not to file charges.

Oak Park Police Commander Joe Moran said in an email that the offender was stopped by a patrol officer at 1 p.m. on April 24, in the area of 100 Chicago Ave.

"The subject was transported to the Oak Park Police station for questioning," Moran said in an email

The offender bonded out of jail, and is due in court on May 15 at 9 a.m.

tim@oakpark.com

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Dan Haley from Wednesday Journal  Wednesday Journal Employee

Posted: April 26th, 2019 4:40 PM

The policy of Wednesday Journal is not to name or publish mug shots of individuals charged with misdemeanors. You can argue whether the state's attorney undercharged this individual but at this moment it is a misdemeanor. We are working on a follow-up story focusing on the decision to level that charge rather than a felony charge.

Bridgett Baron  

Posted: April 26th, 2019 4:30 PM

Here's a link to the Oak Leaves story... https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-oprf-public-indecency-tl-0502-story.html

Josh Hasson  

Posted: April 26th, 2019 3:14 PM

Check out Oak Leaves online, they've provided a picture and home address of the offender.

Rob Ruffulo  

Posted: April 25th, 2019 4:00 PM

How about a description of the man? What are we afraid of. We know the car had tinted windows, but no description of the man.

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: April 25th, 2019 2:55 PM

My beloved boys and girls in blue, line officers, who are the weary, lead by the unknowing, who have been doing excellent work for decades and are now capable to perform anything out of nothing.

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