PONTIAC, MI (MLive.com) – A 35-year-old man who police say is in the U.S. illegally has been charged with aggravated indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself to a woman while shopping at a Rochester Hills Meijer.
Daniel Torres-Rivas turned himself over to authorities Friday, Aug. 19 after a tip from the public led police to identify him as a suspect, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s office.
The tipster contacted police after surveillance images were released to media outlets.
He was wanted for allegedly approaching a 24-year-old woman, exposing his genitals and “actively making sexually explicit motions in her direction,” police said.
Responding deputies recovered “biological evidence” at the scene.
“I find it completely disgusting and sad that this individual, who is illegally in our country, felt comfortable enough here to harass a woman in a very public store by masturbating to completion,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a statement.
No physical contact or verbal threats were made in the incident, police said.
On Monday, Torres was picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for entering the country illegally.
ICE agents placed a detainer on the 35-year-old to start the deportation process, police said.
Torres was arraigned Saturday, Aug. 20 for the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and $2,000 in fines.
He remained in federal custody, according to the sheriff’s office.