A 20-year-old man accused of publicly exposing himself to six female victims in La Quinta is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
Christopher Duran Jr. of Thermal was arrested last May and later charged with three counts each of indecent exposure and attempted indecent exposure, all misdemeanors, for alleged crimes that occurred between Nov. 28, 2019, and last April 30.
The defendant was originally scheduled to be arraigned last September at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, but failed to show up, prompting Riverside County Superior Court Judge Emily Benjamini to issue a bench warrant.
Jail records show Duran was subsequently arrested in La Quinta in October, where he again made $5,000 bail and was given a new arraignment date. He remains out of custody.
Duran’s arrest was the culmination of an investigation spanning several months by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies who were looking into a “series of indecent exposure incidents that were occurring in the area of Avenue 58 and Madison Street,” according to sheriff’s Sgt. David Aldrich.
Deputies on May 5 located a vehicle belonging to a person thought responsible for the crimes and made a traffic stop, detaining Duran in the same area where the incidents were reported.
Duran, who has no documented felony convictions in Riverside County, was arrested after he was “positively identified as a suspect,” Aldrich said.
The ages of the alleged victims were not disclosed.