RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)– A 67-year-old man was arrested after the sheriff’s office said he exposed himself to children at Falls Lake on separate occasions, according to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.
Arjan “AJ” Jaminia was arrested on Thursday and charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with children and two felony counts of indecent exposure.
Deputies say the first incident was reported in September 2019 when a girl told her family that a man exposed his genitals at the Beaver Dam boat ramp.
When deputies responded to the scene, family members identified a possible suspect who was still in the area.
Deputies said Jaminia was identified as a possible suspect and he denied the allegations.
Charges were not filed in 2019 due to the statements from the victim, the suspect’s denial of the allegations and the absence of any other witnesses to the incident or other supporting evidence, deputies said.
A little over a week ago, deputies said they got a call about an unreported indecent exposure that happened around a year ago in the same location.
A separate family told deputies their juvenile female family member was hesitant to go to Falls Lake because of her encounter with a person she met named “AJ” who exposed himself to her last year.
Deputies said detectives interviewed Jaminia again and he denied the allegations.
The Wake County District Attorney’s Office reviewed both incidents and authorized charges to be filed against Jaminia.
People living in the area vow to be more alert after learning of the charges.
“I mean it’s kind of creepy and scary especially in a small town neighborhood like this, like you never really know who’s out there. Just keep your loved ones close,” said Leah Miller, a Creedmoor resident.
Community members say they never expected something like this to happen in their neighborhood. They hope everyone remains vigilant so something similar doesn’t happen again.
“I’m glad they got him. I mean you see that and, of course, you’re gonna have to take extra precautions,” said Matt Kirby of Creedmoor.
“Especially with COVID going on and everyone being home, I’m pretty sure people are going to want to take their kids out. They’re definitely going to be way more cautious now,” said Cynterria Scott of Creedmoor.
Jaminia was taken into custody and remains behind bars at the Wake County Detention Center on a $80,000 secured bond as a condition of his release, deputies said.
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