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Herndon man arrested after alleged ‘sexual display’ on W&OD Trail

The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail at Sterling Blvd (via Google Maps)

A 30-year-old man from Herndon was arrested on Sunday (May 12) for allegedly exposing himself to a woman on the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail in Sterling.

The woman reported that she was walking on the trail near the 21.5-mile marker that day when an adult man exposed himself, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO).

“The victim fled and called law enforcement. Responding deputies searched the area and arrested the suspect on the trail,” the sheriff’s office said.

The LCSO says the man has been charged with obscene sexual display, which is defined by state law as an actual or simulated act of masturbation in a public place. Virginia classifies the offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor carrying potential punishments of up to 12 months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.

The man was released on a personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in Loudoun County General District Court for an arraignment on July 24, according to court records.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who may have witnessed the exposure incident or been approached by the man to contact its deputies at 703-777-1021.

Image via Google Maps