Indecent exposure defendant sentenced to year in jail

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published August 8, 2018




FERNDALE — A local man who was charged with exposing himself to a Ferndale woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in jail.

Nicholas Stocker pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent exposure July 16, according to the Oakland County Circuit Court. He was sentenced on Monday, Aug. 6, by Circuit Court Judge Hala Jarbou to 365 days in the Oakland County Jail, with 46 days credit, according to her office.

Stocker also was sentenced to 36 months of probation after his jail time, and to go through residential substance abuse treatment and sex offender treatment. He also was given a 180-day curfew tether after his residential treatment.

Stocker’s attorney, Michael J. McCartney, could not be reached for comment by press time.

On June 17, a 36-year-old Ferndale woman reported to police that a man, whom police later identified as the 23-year-old Stocker, had exposed himself to her near East Nine Mile Road and Paxton Street, outside of Blumz by JRDesigns. 

According to police, the woman came to the business to see if it was open. She told police that she noticed a man sitting on a landscaping rock near the store entrance, who said to her that his name was Nick and that he lived a couple of blocks away.

When the woman was about to leave the area, police said, Stocker asked her, “What do you think?” and gestured toward his crotch. The woman saw that Stocker had exposed himself and was touching himself, police said.

The woman fled and called the police, Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said on June 20. Authorities reported to the scene but could not find the suspect.

A sketch of the suspect was released by the Ferndale Police Department, which led to several tips.

“Several people called us and said (the sketch) looked like Nicholas Stocker,” Brown said on June 22. “Through that, we were able to develop a positive ID.”

Stocker was arrested June 21, four days after the incident, after police performed surveillance on him at a business in Detroit.