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Man charged with exposing himself in front of teens in Maplewood

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MAPLEWOOD, MO. (KMOV) – A 48-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself and masturbated in front of two 16-year-old girls at his home in Maplewood on Tuesday.

Kenneth Gooch was charged with second-degree indecent exposure and three counts of sexual misconduct.

Police said Gooch was sitting on his front porch and committed the act while they were walking by, near Maplewood High School.

According to police, he did the same thing to one of the girls a week earlier. The girl told her parents about the first incident, but they did not call the police; however, they contacted police after the second incident and Gooch was taken into custody.

"We believe this is an isolated incident, so hopefully there are no other victims," said Detective Kerry Daniels of the Maplewood Police Department.

He’s currently being held on $15,000 bail.

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