SACRAMENTO -- Police say they have arrested a suspect after multiple victims came forward about a man exposing his genitals to them in Sacramento County.
Ashlley Powell was one of many people around Land Park to find out Sacramento police made an arrest in the monthslong investigation involving a man seen exposing himself to young women.
"Downtown is a nice place and I don't think that there should people going around showing their things off to people trying to get their education," Powell said.
Police say late Friday, they arrested 26-year-old Charles Ryan Oehler for a series of indecent exposure incidents that happened toward late January and early February.
"Some of the victims indicated that in certain incidents that he was either sitting in his car and appeared to be exposing himself while trying to make contact with the victims and others just saw him just merely sitting there as he tried to make contact with them,” said Sacramento Police Department spokesman Marcus Basquez.
In at least three of the incidents, victims described the suspect as a white male seen in a four-door, white sedan who confronted them while they were walking.
In two of the incidents, the young victims told police a man, later identified as Oehler, made inappropriate comments while masturbating inside his car.
"In addition to some of those incidents, there were several others throughout the same area,” Basquez told FOX40. "And so, therefore, investigators are still diligently to try to see if this individual can be somehow connected to those other incidents."
Oehler currently faces charges for misdemeanor indecent exposure. He has since been bonded out of jail.
While Powell is spending her days gearing up for the summer, she's still staying alert and prepared.
"Me, I like to record situations and show it to the police if I have to," she said.
The police department reported eight instances between November and February that were similar in nature. They are still investigating and have not said which incidents Oehler is tied to.
See the reports below:
NOVEMBER 15, 2018: At around 2:15 p.m., in the area of Oakshore Drive and Pocket Road, the suspect stopped in his vehicle to talk to a victim. He made inappropriate comments to the victim. The suspect was described as either white or Hispanic and 25 to 30 years old. He was skinny with short, brown hair and no facial hair. The vehicle was described as an older, white, four-door sedan, which may have had black on top of it.
JANUARY 28, 2019: Sometime between 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., victims were walking in the area of Vallejo Way and Riverside Boulevard and spotted the suspect sitting in the driver's side of a vehicle. He was masturbating with his pants down below his knees. The victims fled the area and the suspect drove away eastbound on Vallejo Way. The suspect was described as a male white. The vehicle was described as an older, white, four-door car.
JANUARY 28, 2019: At around 4:45 p.m., a victim saw the suspect inside his vehicle with his pants down at Garcia Bend Park. The suspect was described as a white male with long hair and a mustache. The vehicle was described as a small sedan.
JANUARY 30, 2019: At around 2:40 p.m., in the area of Perkins and Riverside Boulevard, a male was observed masturbating in his vehicle. He was described as a white adult in his 30s with brown hair, short on the sides and longer on the top. He was skinny and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The vehicle was described as an older, off-white, four-door sedan. It was described as "not shiny" with paint chips on the bottom half of the car and a brown or tan panel.
JANUARY 30, 2019: At around 5 p.m., officers responded to a report of a suspect who was driving eastbound in the area of Gloria Drive and Jib Court and pulled up next to a victim. The suspect made some inappropriate comments to the victim, pulled down his pants and exposed his genitals. The victim quickly fled the area. That's when the suspect fled eastbound on Gloria Drive. The suspect was described as a male white, approximately 20 years old, with blond hair. He was wearing yellow, black and green shorts. The vehicle was described as an older, white, four-door sedan.
JANUARY 31, 2019: At around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of suspect who was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle in the area of Freeport Boulevard and 11th Avenue. The victims were walking by and observed the suspect masturbating while sitting in the driver’s seat. The suspect made some inappropriate comments to the victims then fled westbound on 11th Avenue. The suspect was described as a male white, 25 to 30 years old with short brown hair and a short brown mustache. He was wearing a black or blue jacket and blue pants. The vehicle was described as an older white sedan.
FEBRUARY 7, 2019: At around 5:45 p.m., in the area of Riverside Boulevard and Clipper Way, a man was seen masturbating in his vehicle. The suspect was described as a white adult in his mid-20s. He was around 150 to 160 pounds, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall. At the time he was wearing a black, flat bill baseball hat, black or dark grey hoodie. He had ginger hair, green or blue eyes and a ginger beard around his mouth. The suspect vehicle was described as a newer model, four-door, white sedan with a small spoiler on the back. This vehicle had somewhat tinted windows.
FEBRUARY 10, 2019: At around 2:30 p.m., in the area of 11th Avenue and South Land Park Drive, the victim observed the suspect vehicle following her movements as she was walking in the area. The victim then observed the male with his pants down masturbating. The suspect was described as a Hispanic adult with dark hair and a thin, unshaven beard. He was wearing a blue baseball cap with aviator style sunglasses.