Man charged with exposing himself at Rochester Hills Meijer

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published January 6, 2021

 David Dexter Watkins, 30, was charged with three counts of indecent exposure.

David Dexter Watkins, 30, was charged with three counts of indecent exposure.

Photo provided by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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A Pontiac man has been charged with indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself to women inside a Meijer in Rochester Hills.

David Dexter Watkins, 30, was charged with three counts of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Watkins also had outstanding warrants for two separate incidents of resisting and obstructing, driving while license suspended and a license/title/registration violation from 50th District Court.

Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s Rochester Hills substation responded to a complaint of indecent exposure at Meijer, 3610 Marketplace Circle, at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 2.

Deputies spoke with three women, who all said they had witnessed a man exposing his genitals, according to reports. 

One of the women said the man had asked her to look at his genitals while she was shopping inside the store. 

Another woman told deputies she had her 3-year-old daughter with her at the time of the incident.

All of the women identified Watkins — who was also captured on video surveillance exposing himself to women in various parts of the store — as the suspect.

Watkins was arraigned before 52-3 District Court Magistrate Marie Soma. His bond was set at $15,000.

Watkins’ next court date is Feb. 3 in front of 52-3 District Court Judge Nancy Carniak. Watkins did not have an attorney on file at press time. 

Deputies are asking anyone who may have been a victim of Watkins’ behavior in the past to contact their local police department or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

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