Man Charged with Masturbating in Dodge Park

MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – Friday of last week, Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Smith charged a 29-year old male with two counts of Aggravated Indecent Exposure, which carry a two-year maximum penalty.

Police and prosecutors allege that defendant William Brown, on August 1, 2019, was riding a bicycle around the Dodge Park trail while exposing his penis and masturbating. The first victim who saw the suspect was an off-duty police officer. The police officer had been jogging on the asphalt trail when she observed a very tall man in with gray pants riding a mountain bike with no grips on the handle bars. Brown was in full view of the public while he was fondling his genitals.

Approximately a half an hour later, another victim observed Brown on his bike with his penis exposed. The second victim stated that she tried to go in a different direction to avoid the suspect. However, she then saw Brown sitting on a bench with his penis out and masturbating in the open.

Prosecutor Smith commented, “This type of vulgar behavior will certainly not be tolerated.” Smith continued, “Dodge Park is a beautiful place for families to go to; to enjoy the outdoors and recreation with their children. Having to worry about something like this is unconscionable.”

Brown was arraigned on August 23rd and received a $10,000 cash surety bond. Brown is scheduled for a probable cause conference in 41-A District Court in Sterling Heights on September 6th.

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