Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Charges filed against alleged Eagle Rock flasher

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EAGLE ROCK — A man who allegedly followed and exposed himself to two women in Eagle Rock earlier this month has been charged with indecent exposure and lewd conduct, according to the City Attorney.

Josque Alquisiras, 23, is being held on $100,000 bail.  The Tujunga resident is also facing two counts of indecent exposure in Glendale.

A statement issued by City Attorney Mike Feuer provided details of the Eagle Rock incidents:

“On May 13, 2016, Alquisiras was allegedly driving through an Eagle Rock neighborhood while following a female victim as she took a morning walk. When the defendant approached the victim, Alquisiras allegedly exposed his genitals to her and then fled in his vehicle. Four days later, another female victim was outdoors, walking in the same neighborhood and Alquisiras allegedly followed her, exposing himself to her as well.”

The statement did not say where in Eagle Rock the incidents took place.

Alquisiras faces up to one year in county jail and lifetime sex offender registration if convicted.

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One comment

  1. It seems to me that $100,000 bail for mere indecent exposure is just a bit overdone. He neither touched nor threatened anyone. A single count of indecent exposure is a mere misdemeanor, just poor demeanor. Yes, a second conviction on indecent exposure is a felony, but that still hardly raises it to $100,000 bail. Bail should be more like $1,000 – literally.

    I also note, while they are separately also charging lewd conduct, that is merely for backup and purposes of plea bargaining, as lewd conduct already is a part of indecent exposure. That is, the are hoping to get lewd conduct even if a jury were to go against indecent exposure. And they will try to get a plea bargain to lewd conduct, and drop the indecent exposure charge. I also note, lewd conduct does not automatically trigger sex offender registration, although that is an option to order by the judge.

    The conduct can’t be allowed, but that doesn’t mean it is a high level offense requiring $100,000 bail!

    I also note, the story is not quite accurate about the possible maximum penalty. Yes, a misdemeanor maximum is 1 year in jail; but if a felony, than it’s a minimum of 1 year. I don’t offhand know the maximum of felony indecent exposure (which is no different or more egregious conduct than misdemeanor indecent exposure, no more dangerous, it is simply a harsher classification)..

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