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Henderson Police Apprehend Man Accused of Indecent Exposure/Lewd Behavior
Henderson Police Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Similar Crimes That May Have Been Committed by Suspect

October 14, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510

Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department has apprehended a man accused of exposing himself who may be tied to other such crimes in the area. The department is asking for the public’s assistance to determine whether the 18-year-old man may have committed other similar crimes recently in Henderson.

Franke J. Saunders of Henderson is being held in the Henderson Detention Center Monday on numerous counts of open and gross lewdness. He was arrested Thursday night at his parents’ home.

On September 20, Henderson Police were called to 1899 Seven Hills Dr., Puccini Park, after two women reportedly saw a naked man committing lewd acts in the bushes.

Police were able to gather evidence and identify the suspect as Saunders, who lives near the park. When he was taken into custody he admitted streaking through the park and other places when no one was around. He also indicated that he had committed other acts of indecent exposure and behavior but would not go into detail.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed any such crime involving the suspect to please contact police. Saunders is described as 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing about 160 to 180 pounds with a light brown complexion and shoulder length dreadlocks.

The suspect may have been running or riding a skateboard naked through various areas and parks over the past several months.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

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