The incident occurred around 7:00 a.m.
The Fairfield Police Department received a call about a man exposing himself to a woman outside a CVS located on Passaic Avenue in Fairfield, NJ. The female victim told police that she pulled up next to the suspect’s vehicle on the roadway. When she made eye contact with the suspect, he allegedly unzipped his pants and exposed himself to her.
Fairfield police officers arrived at the scene a short time later and immediately spotted the suspect. He was reportedly sitting inside a 2002 Cadillac and was in the process of “adjusting himself” when police approached him.
The suspect was arrested by police without incident.
The 47-year-old suspect lives in Long Valley, an unincorporated community in Washington Township, NJ. He has been charged with lewdness.
If the suspect is convicted on the lewdness charges, he faces significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4, anyone who commits a flagrantly lewd and offensive act in public can be charged with a disorderly persons offense. This means the suspect could be sentenced to up to six months in the Morris County Jail if he is convicted.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He will have to appear in Fairfield Municipal Court on December 3 to answer the charges against him.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Morris County Man Charged with Exposing Himself Outside Fairfield CVS.”