Hearing Set For Man Charged With Indecent Exposure

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A criminal complaint has been filed in Los Alamos Municipal Court charging Gustavo Salaiz, 19, of Los Alamos with indecent exposure in connection with a June 28 incident at Mesa Public Library.  A hearing date has been set for July 31 in Municipal Court.

Los Alamos Police officers responded to a report from the Library that a then unidentified male had exposed himself to a female patron. According to Court documents filed by Sgt. Ben Irving, the patron reported that a man came up to her while she was sitting at a desk on the southeastern end of the Library and exposed his penis to her.

“She stated he walked over to her and stood next to her and appeared to be looking for a book. She stated he stayed there for a few minutes until she looked up at him. (She) stated the male walked away at that point. However, a short time later the male returned and proceeded to expose his penis to her,” Irving stated in his report.

“(She) stated the male began to leave but as he did so he looked over his shoulder. She stated she took a photograph of the offender when he did this. She then showed me a photograph of a younger Hispanic male in the direct area of where she was sitting, possibly 16-22 years old, with dark brown skin, dark brown or black slicked-back hair with a bun on top, a large white t-shirt (baggy), dark shorts, high-rising kneecap red socks and red shoes. The offender has no facial hair,” the report stated and added that the patron had been able to send the photo that evening to Irving.

The report states that the following evening, Cpl. Robert Larsen made contact with Salaiz while on patrol. Larsen told Irving that Salaiz admitted exposing himself to a woman at the Library.

Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines.

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