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Man charged with exposing himself

Friday, April 15, 2011
Rusty Lee West Jr.

Rusty Lee West Jr.

A Burlington man is facing charges after he allegedly exposed himself inside a Target store.

Authorities say 29-year-old Rusty Lee West Jr. is charged with one count of indecent exposure.

Investigators issued an additional warrant on April 15 for felony indecent exposure. Police say the felony charge is because a minor was present during the incident.

The charges stem from a Jan. 29 incident where a man was seen exposing himself to customers inside fitting rooms at a Target store.

He would allegedly stand inside one of the fitting rooms with the door partially open so he could see customers and they could see him.

Authorities say exposures happened on three different occasions between Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.

Loss prevention attempted to stop the man, but he was able to get out of the store before being apprehended.

On Thursday, West contacted police after he received a phone call from family members that his picture was being posted in the media.

Police charged West in one of the exposure incidents that happened on Jan. 29.

The other incidents are still under investigation and authorities urge anyone who was a witness to contact the Burlington Police Department.

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