Serial Flasher in Olmsted County

Serial Flasher in Olmsted County

There are 19 comments on the KAAL TV - Minnesota story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Serial Flasher in Olmsted County. In it, KAAL TV - Minnesota reports that:

He's accused of exposing himself New Year's morning, in a store and according to court documents, this isn't the first time.

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United States

#1 Jan 3, 2008
Like we need to pay out good tax payer money to some guy who obviously needs help that a night in the slammer can't give him.

If some dude flashed me in a Fleet Farm I would laugh my a** off! Just not in front of the kids though...
Fleet Farm Customer

Rochester, MN

#2 Jan 4, 2008
It's ironic that if this FREAK flashed my wife or kid, I would be the only one doing jail time....FOR PUNCHING HIS LIGHTS OUT!!
Concerned Citizen

Glenville, MN

#3 Jan 6, 2008
Look may think this is a laughing matter, but individuals who expose themselves or are doing other similar behaviors like window peeping, etc. are budding, or already practicing, SEX OFFENDERS !!!! Get your blinders off! Sex offenders need to be dealt with immediately and severely. Their behavior needs to be stopped before they progress to more serious offenses - like raping our children! Treatment doesn't work - nor does cutting off their genitals! They need to be incarcerated and if, and when released, they need to be closely monitored. many of us are finding out...there's no room in the "INN" so we let them back on the streets with a slap on their hand and hope like heck they don't do it again. Well, they WILL. They always do! The question is who will be the next victim and what will the irreversible damages be??? Get on the horn to your judges and legislators to hold these people accountable!

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2008
Yeah, "Concerned Citizen" just throwing someone in prison/jail will help them... how about getting someone help? Treatment DOES work with most. Educate yourself about the subject before you spew off your ignorant, uneducated crap. I did. People with views like yours is the reason sex offenders DON'T get the help they need and continue to re-offend.
Concerned Citizen

Glenville, MN

#5 Jan 7, 2008
DUH is right!!! Apparently YOU lack the education and knowledge about sex offenders considering your reply. FYI: I have a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and have worked in the Criminal Justice / Corrections field and Law Enforcement for over 25 years. I have supervised sex offenders - which is what Mr. Exposer is! I believe in treatment and rehabilitation - in most cases. However, treatment does NOT work with sex offenders. The best and only thing you can do with this type of criminal is to deal with them swiftly, severely and with certainty. This philosophy has it's roots in the ideas and writings of Cesare Beccaria, one of the leading theorists and a founding father in the field of Criminal Justice. Perhaps you should review his well known book, "On Crime and Punishment" so that you can be enlightened as well! My concern with individuals of this type is that society, the courts, our legislators do not heed the warning signs, the RED flags. We can't just laugh off offenders of this type and say how stupid they are or minimize their behaviors and say they just need a little counseling or even a good romp in the hay. Just the opposite! We need to take these matters seriously - for the sake of society AND the offender. A great teacher, mentor, Doctor of Psychology friend of mine has a key comment that fits this situation..."You can't take the spots off a leopard." Sex offenders are leopards. No matter how much treatment we provide to them, they will not change. Treatment may help them to recognize their own "red flags", but these folks need swift, certain and severe consequences (incarceration) COMBINED with ongoing, consistent monitoring (intensive supervision and treatment). Upon release, if they fail to abide by any of their supervision / treatment conditions, they need to return to jail or prison. We can't be ostriches and stick our heads in the sand and assume that because we can't see it there is no problem. That is ignorance. Perhaps a quick review of this individuals priors will substantiate my least 6 prior indecent exposure offenses (just in MN - who knows where else he's done it) in the past 13 years and he hasn't spent a day in jail - only supervised probation. Yeah. That worked! Also, just another tidbit, statistical research indicates that for every 1 time a sex offender is "caught" offending, they have at least another 20 or more acts that they have committed without being caught. Wow. That really makes me feel at ease for myself and the community. Sex offending is a progressive criminal behavior. It progresses to more serious and egregious acts because they can't be satisfied with the results - similar to a drug addict who needs to keep taking more and more of the drug to achieve the desired "high". Hopefully our society will not let offenses like this fall to the wayside without serious attention. If this happens, we are doomed. By the way...good luck in your continued education!

Stoughton, WI

#6 Jan 9, 2008
DUH you have an appropriate ID name. You are clueless about the recidivism of sex offenders. There is no rehabilitation that is successful. There is an admitted voyuer living next to Sumner school who has never been formerly charged with anything. He's admitted to being a voyuer for nearly all his adult and teenage life. He has admitted to being involved in a rape by knifepoint while serving in the military. He has admitted to offending against several of his own family members. I hope when he is finally caught that they lock him up for life. Many people will say "oh he's JUST a peeping tom" but that's the tip of the iceberg with many offenders. Look at every "caught" child molester and you will find they generally have MANY victims going back YEARS in their history. For years they have gotten away with their offenses by causing fear of retaliation with their victims, along with manipulating others, which is something they do amazingly well.

Stoughton, WI

#7 Jan 9, 2008
PS: I have no clue why it says I'm from Superior WI, because I'm in Austin.
Concerned Citizen

Glenville, MN

#8 Jan 9, 2008
Thanks for the support AMEN! Hopefully more people - especially Judges, Prosecutors, Victims and their families - will start acknowledging these "gateway" sexual offending behaviors. It's the same as cigarettes and other tobacco products being "gateway" chemicals to further drug use such as alcohol and other narcotics and prescription medications that are abusively used. If we don't incapacitate them at the gateway level, we're opening up the flood gates for persistent and more serious offending of this nature.

By the way - for the record - I DO live in the Austin area and I AM PROUD of it! For the most part we have conscientious criminal justice and law enforcement professionals, educators, government officials, business owners, community members, etc. that DO THE RIGHT THING. Mistakes are sometimes made and are tragic, however, SEX OFFENDING is NOT a MISTAKE - it's a horrible, horrible violation on the victim and everyone close to them. We'll just have to keep the faith and keep our heads out of the sand to aggressively deal with these types of criminals. Peace and good will to all!
Cmon already

United States

#9 Jan 11, 2008
I would think that since they can obviously prove that this sicko is a repeat offender that that should be grounds enought to put him behind bars!!! Meanwhile he is laughing back at the police while continuing to show himself!
Parent 1

Dodge Center, MN

#10 Jan 11, 2008
Do to my lack of knowledge in this field- How exactly do they treat sex offenders?

Owatonna, MN

#11 Jan 14, 2008
Parent 1 wrote:
Do to my lack of knowledge in this field- How exactly do they treat sex offenders?
They make them sit in group and talk about their problems.
Reality Check

Glenville, MN

#12 Jan 18, 2008
They don't treat them. They say "bad boy, bad boy". A lobotomy might work.

Bringhurst, IN

#13 Feb 23, 2008
He is not the only "sick-o" you have in that area-there is another on Lakeshore drive in Stewartville who use to live in the Sun Prairie,Wisconsin area also-he never stays too long anywhere & will present himself as a nice/friendly person to gain your trust-then he will get whatever he can from you - he has been questioned by the Bloomington Minn. police dept.for inappropriate behaviors upon a child- the lady who let him move there... met him on the internet & only knew him for a few days! BEWARE OLMSTEAD COUNTY
his neighbor

Saint Michael, MN

#14 Feb 26, 2008
Cmon already wrote:
I would think that since they can obviously prove that this sicko is a repeat offender that that should be grounds enought to put him behind bars!!! Meanwhile he is laughing back at the police while continuing to show himself!
Try living in the area with this wack job.....makes you wonder how many times he peeped in windows in our neighborhood. This perv has kids in his house too. I know this will come up in St. Paul but i'm down the road.
alert update

Bringhurst, IN

#15 Feb 26, 2008
The "sick-o" on Lakeshore Drive in Stewartville mentioned above has already been evicted along with the gal pal a few months ago. The "sick-o " was never placed on the lease. They left behind more debt(utilities not paid) and the appliances were stolen.Court records show that they are still in the Olmsted county area!
get a life

United States

#16 Feb 26, 2008
Wow alert update, you need something better to do I think...
Look out, he may be in your window peeping at you now!!!
alert update

Bringhurst, IN

#17 Feb 26, 2008
He better not be or he will sit in jail for 9 months
alert update

Bringhurst, IN

#18 Feb 26, 2008
Your I S P will determine if this is you -It is a violation of the restraining order
Larry Mondello

Atwater, MN

#19 Apr 7, 2008
Amen wrote:
PS: I have no clue why it says I'm from Superior WI, because I'm in Austin.
Don't worry. We can tell you're in Austin by your posts. They smell like bacon.

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