A registered sex offender with multiple convictions for indecent exposure pleaded not guilty Wednesday to exposing himself in an Anaheim store and punching a man while running away.

Juan Carlos Ortiz, 31, of Anaheim, is charged with a felony count of indecent exposure with a prior conviction for the crime and a misdemeanor count of battery. He entered his not-guilty plea during his arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana Wednesday and was ordered to return to court for a pretrial hearing Nov. 24 at the North Justice Center in Fullerton.

Ortiz was in a store in the 800 block of State College Boulevard in Anaheim just before 3:20 p.m. Oct. 21 when he exposed himself to a woman and then punched a man while fleeing, Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

Ortiz has a criminal history dating back to 2005 and has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, according to court records.

He pleaded guilty in November of last year to a felony count of indecent exposure with a prior conviction for the crime and a felony count of failing to register as a sex offender, according to court records.

He pleaded guilty to a felony count of indecent exposure with a prior conviction March 28, 2019, as well as misdemeanor counts of lewd conduct in a public place and public intoxication.

He pleaded guilty to a felony count of indecent exposure with a prior conviction Oct. 26, 2017.

He also has convictions for attempted vehicle theft in 2015 and burglary and gang participation in 2010.

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