The possible sex crime occurred around 7:00 a.m.
The Fairfield Police Department got a call about a man who had exposed himself to a woman in a car outside a CVS on Passaic Avenue in Fairfield, New Jersey. The female victim told police that she brought her vehicle to a stop next to the suspect’s car on the roadway.
At some point, the woman made eye contact with the suspect. The suspect then allegedly unzipped his pants and exposed himself to the victim.
Fairfield NJ police officers showed up at the scene within minutes of receiving the 911 call. They immediately noticed the suspect, who was seated inside a 2002 Cadillac. According to law enforcement, the suspect was “adjusting himself” when the police officers moved toward him.
The suspect was placed under arrest without incident.
The 47-year-old suspect resides in Long Valley, NJ. Long Valley is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, New Jersey. He faces criminal charges for lewdness.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of the sex offense, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4, anyone caught committing a flagrantly lewd and offensive act in public can be charged with a disorderly persons offense. A conviction for a disorderly persons offense could result in the suspect being sentenced to six months in the Morris County Correctional Facility.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was released on his own recognizance. He will be required to make an appearance in Fairfield Municipal Court on December 3 to address the charges against him.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Morris County Man Charged with Exposing Himself Outside Fairfield CVS.”