A 48-year-old man with a history of arrests for “flashing” and drug offenses was charged Wednesday with indecent exposure and possession of drug paraphernalia in Fullerton.
Frank Xavier Vega, who was arrested on Monday, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of indecent exposure and two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance. He’s being held in lieu of $20,000 bail pending a June 22 pretrial hearing.
Vega was convicted on Jan. 19, 2006, of three counts of indecent exposure and one count each of child annoyance and being under the influence of a controlled substance — all misdemeanors, according to court records.
He pleaded guilty on March 8, 2012, to felony counts of possession of drugs and forgery of public or corporate seals and was sentenced to three years and four months in jail.
Court records also show he was convicted on May 8, 2001, of possession of drugs and again on Sept. 30, 2004, and pleaded guilty to possession of drugs on Aug. 24, 2007.
His prior convictions elevated the most recent allegations to felonies.
Details on the current case were sketchy, as messages left with the police department’s public information officer were not immediately returned.
–City News Service
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