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Boulder police arrest suspect in indecent exposure incidents, suspect admits there are other victims
Boulder police detectives conducted an undercover operation today and arrested 20-year-old Alexander Roy Davison (DOB 10/31/1990) for indecent exposure. Police have received two reports of a man exposing himself in north Boulder, and investigators say that Davison has confessed. This is the second undercover operation in two days.
There are two female victims at the present time; both gave similar descriptions of the suspect and police in plain clothes stationed in the area of north Broadway (where the incidents were reported) on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Undercover officers saw Davison and arrested him near Broadway and Mountain Laurel.
Davison is cooperating with police and has admitted that he has exposed himself to possibly 60 or 70 women over the past few weeks. Investigators are asking anyone who may have been a victim of an act of indecent exposure recently to contact police to file a report.
Anyone with information or who has been a victim may call Dispatch at 303-441-3333 and ask to speak to an officer about the incident. Citizens may also contact the Boulder Police Department’s Tip Line at 303-441-1974. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
The case number is 11-12223. This is an open investigation and no further information will be released at this time.
Why Men Flash
Indecent exposure is the most common sexual offense. Another nationwide study that surveyed 243 community agencies found the most common sexual offenses were inappropriate sexual behavior in public (62.2%), sexual behaviors and stimulation that inappropriately involved others (42.6%), sexual activity involving minors (42.6%) and assaultive/nonconsensual sexual activity not involving minors (34.5%) (Ward et al, 2001). Another study found the most common sexual behaviors are those seen among people without developmental disabilities – offenses against children, genital exposure and rape (Murphy, et al., 1983).
Such behavior often stems from not having enough opportunities for appropriate sexual expression, ignorance of what is considered appropriate, inadequate social education and poorly developed or absent self-control. Other factors include:
Lack of information about or opportunities for sexual expression and intimacy
Lack of social skills and training on appropriate/safe sexual behavior and building relationships resulting in a significant lack of sexual knowledge
A history of sexual or physical abuse (research shows a higher rate of sexual victimization among people with developmental disabilities compared to those without disabilities)
Exposure to violence and/or pornography Socioeconomic factors Pervasive use of restriction in daily life Limited or no available sexual partners Difficulty projecting consequences of behavior Difficulty recognizing and expressing emotions
Significant others deny the behavior is happening (Nezu et al., 1998).
Why Women expose themselves
Women are generally not arrested for indecent exposure or flashing because men like it. Women flashing by young girls is condoned in Boulder and men routinely pay for it at strip clubs like the Bus Stop. Though some researchers say strip clubs add to mens sexual frustration because no release can be found there. Women also flash in bars and there never seem to be arrests.
Indecent exposure by women also never seems to be reported in Boulder. On hot days women can be seen all over Boulder in various stages of disrobe and no one seems to complain, In fact men like it.