Beaufort News

Beaufort man charged with indecent exposure

A 36-year-old Beaufort man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly exposing himself to a woman last week on Lady's Island.

The man was charged with one count of misdemeanor indecent exposure after a woman in the Royal Pines subdivision told the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office that he pulled up in front of her house while she was gardening Friday and exposed and touched himself in front of her, according to a news release.

Reports of a man touching himself have been reported to law enforcement from residents in nearby Pleasant Point, and investigators are exploring possible connections between the man arrested Wednesday and those incidents, authorities said.

The man was being held Wednesday at the Beaufort County Detention Center, according to the jail log. He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

Anyone with information regarding these or other unreported incidents should call the Sheriff's Office at 843-255-3403 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.