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Man facing charges from alleged encounters in a Sacramento park

Many of our Roseville readers probably know that any criminal case which is based solely on eyewitness testimony can be a flawed case. The problems associated with eyewitness testimony are becoming more widely known among the general public - problems like memory lapse and misperception. For one man who was arrested recently in the Sacramento area on charges on indecent exposure, the criminal defense strategy may come down to these very problems.

According to the reports, this 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly exposing himself in public to two women who were jogging in the area of North Natomas Park in November of last year. The two incidents were said to have occurred four days apart from each other. The alleged victim in the first incident, which occurred on November 16, apparently was not able to provide the police with much information about the occurrence. The victim of the second incident four days later on November 20, however, reportedly provided the authorities with a license plate to the suspect's vehicle.

It appears that the second victim's information was what led to the arrest of the 27-year-old suspect. No further information was initially available, and there was no indication that alcohol or drugs played a role in these incidents.

A charge of indecent exposure is usually a misdemeanor, and most times a conviction will not lead to the defendant being labeled as a registered sex offender. However, it is still a sex-related charge, and oftentimes these types of criminal charges are harder to explain away than others. That is why anyone who is facing a sex crimes charge should be sure to employ the best possible criminal defense strategy, to ensure that their name is cleared if the facts of the case warrant that result.

Source: The Sacramento Bee, "Sacramento police arrest suspect in two indecent exposure incidents," Ryan Lillis, Dec. 29, 2012

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