Sex offender arrested on indecent exposure charge

A registered sex offender from Cecil County faces criminal charges after Maryland State Police say he exposed himself four times to a 7-year-old girl in Kent County on the Eastern Shore — once just after she got off a school bus.

Leslie Edwards Phenneger III, 43, of Rising Sun, was arrested yesterday and charged with four counts of indecent exposure and is being held on $35,000 bail at the Kent County Detention Center, state police said. He is currently on probation for a prior sex crime, police said.

Police said the latest investigation began Nov. 30 when a trooper was called to Foreston and Burditt roads in Chestertown for a report that a man was sitting in his car and had exposed himself to a girl who had just gotten off a school bus. Police said the girl ran away when the man tried to talk to her, and the man was not found.

On Dec. 5, police got another call from the same area to say the man had returned. Police responded and arrested Phenneger, they said. Authorities said they searched the man’s Rising Sun home and confiscated a computer that contained child pornography.

Police said the suspect was driving a teal, 1997 GMC pick-up with Maryland registration 52T741. Detectives said there may be more victims, and urge anyone who has seen this truck or had contact with the man to call the Maryland State Police, Centreville Barracks, at 410-758-1101.

Published in: on December 7, 2007 at 4:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

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