Indecent Exposure Suspect Speaks from Jail

He's been charged with two recent counts of indecent exposure, but Huntington police don't know if Christopher Pitts, 32 of Huntington, is responsible for similar crimes over the past year.

Thursday night, a woman walking near Ritter Park says she spotted Pitts fondling himself -- with his car door open in plain view. She wrote down his license number, called police, and they caught up with him on 14th Street.

NewsChannel 3's Dave Benton talked to Pitts in jail about the arrest and a woman who claims Pitts looks like the same man who exposed himself to her last year.

“What happened is not what everybody thinks,” Pitts said, “I was sweating that area and cleaned myself off, and somebody saw me do that.

Police said it happened in the 1300 of 12th Avenue -- the same area where similar crimes happened over the past year, but police said it's unclear if Pitts is the same man seen by other women who had filed complaints.

“He could be, but without positive identification from witnesses, there's not much I can go on,” Sergeant John Ellis said.

A woman who wanted to remain anonymous says she was victimized in Ritter Park twice by a man who she said looks like Christopher Pitts.

“I felt like it was him because of facial hair,” the woman said, “I recognized his face from both incidents.”

“I just wish this never happened, I feel like a victim, I don't know,” Pitts said.

Pitts is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond. A court date has not been scheduled.


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