Oak Park police have arrested a 21-year-old Chicago man believed to have exposed himself on two separate occasions near Oak Park and River Forest High School.
The suspect was taken into custody on April 24, the same day school officials informed parents that a second incident had occurred near the school.
Police reported that the offender was charged with one count of public indecency, which is a misdemeanor.
The charges stem from the first incident on April 8 incident, where an 18-year-old female OPRF student reported that the man exposed himself from his vehicle, which was parked in the 300 block of North Scoville Avenue, at about 8:05 a.m.
That vehicle was a black Toyota Camry with tinted windows and temporary license plates. That vehicle returned on April 24, and a student walking to class in the same area reported seeing the man masturbating in his vehicle.
The victim in the more recent incident is a minor and chose not to file charges.
Oak Park Police Commander Joe Moran said in an email that the offender was stopped by a patrol officer at 1 p.m. on April 24, in the area of 100 Chicago Ave.
"The subject was transported to the Oak Park Police station for questioning," Moran said in an email
The offender bonded out of jail, and is due in court on May 15 at 9 a.m.
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