By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 25, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A man has been charged with indecent exposure, accused of pulling out his genitals in a Tallahassee church's reading room.
The victim, a receptionist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist Reading Room, reported to police that a man had moved a chair in to the main area of the room, pulled down his sweatpants and began stroking his penis while staring at her.
When an officer with the Tallahassee Police Department arrived on scene, a dark-colored vehicle drove towards the officer and then fled south on Adams Street. Police believed the car was being driven by the suspect.
Following an investigation, authorities were able to identify the suspect as 47-year-old Steven Dewitt, Jr. He was arrested Sunday on one count of indecent exposure in public for the March 21 incident.
The police department says Dewitt is a sexual offender with a history of lewd and lascivious conduct, aggravated stalking and harassment.