Michael Jay Rogers – Repeat Sex Offender

Anderson County Deputies arrested a man they described as a “serial flasher” after a vehicle pursuit Wednesday evening.

Deputies said that they got a call about a man exposing and fondling himself in a truck in a parking lot on Station Drive just before 6 p.m. When deputies got there, the man was gone.

Deputies got a similar call a short time later from a parking lot on Pearman Dairy Road in Anderson. When deputies reached that location, the man, later identified as Michael Jay Rogers, of Greer, sped away in his pickup truck.

Rogers was arrested just before 6:30 p.m. when deputies stopped the pickup truck Rogers was driving.

Deputies said that when they attempted to pull Rogers over on Pearman Dairy Road, he fled. His truck was eventually stopped on Elrod Road in Piedmont by deputies using “Stop Sticks.” Both deputies and state troopers participated in the pursuit.

Deputies said the truck matched the description of a suspect vehicle from two indecent exposure reports near the site where the pursuit started.

Rogers, 36, was arrested on traffic charges and taken to the Anderson County Detention Center, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies said that Rogers signed a written confession that he exposed himself to five different victims in Anderson County.

Rogers was charged five counts of indecent exposure, two from Wednesday, two from 2008 and one from 2007.

Rogers is on the state sex offender registry after a 2006 conviction for indecent exposure.

Investigators are asking anyone who thinks they were a victim of Rogers to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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