FALLBROOK (CNS) - A Fallbrook man allegedly exposed himself to women repeatedly as they walked through an open-space park near his home, and has been arrested, according to sheriff's officials.
Austin Lee Harper, 20, was arrested Friday and deputies believe he flashed female pedestrians in Los Jilgueros Preserve on South Mission Road in Fallbrook on five occasions between Dec. 10 and Sunday, Lt. Todd Richardson said.
Harper was one of several men initially questioned about the crimes, Richardson said. Deputies also made an unsuccessful attempt to catch the flasher using a decoy, the lieutenant said.
Friday morning, detectives again contacted Harper regarding an unrelated trespassing case. While being questioned, he allegedly revealed details that only the flasher would know, and provided written evidence regarding the crimes, according to Richardson.
Harper was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility for suspicion of four counts of indecent exposure and two counts of sexual battery.
He was also expected to face a charge of molesting or annoying a child stemming from a Dec. 7 incident in which he allegedly bicycled up to a girl in the 1800 block of Gum Tree Lane in Fallbrook and grabbed her arm.
In that case, the assailant rode off when the victim screamed, Richardson said.
Harper was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
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