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King County Sheriff deputies (including White Center Storefront Deputy BJ Myers on the right) detain a 26-year-old man on July 31 suspected of exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl on a Metro bus in June.

Man arrested for alleged indecent exposure involving a 15-year-old girl

Seattle police, with the aid of King County Sheriff's deputies and King County Metro police, arrested a 26-year-old man on July 31 for investigation of indecent exposure involving a 15-year-old girl.

According to Seattle Police Det. Jeff Kappel, the incident occurred on the evening of June 3 when the suspect boarded a Metro bus in White Center that was traveling north into West Seattle.

He allegedly sat down across the aisle from the 15-year-old victim, made "some strange noises," and when the victim looked over he had exposed his genitals and started masturbating while asking her for a date.

The victim smartly photographed the suspect on the 6000 block of 16th Ave. S.W., contacted police, and SPD's Sexual Assault Unit put out a bulletin to all area law enforcement to be on the lookout.

According to Kappell, two King County Sheriff's detectives spotted him at a bus stop on the corner of 15th Ave. S.W. and S.W. Roxbury St. where they detained him until Seattle Police arrived to arrest him.

The West Seattle Herald/White Center News just happened to be in the area at the time of the arrest (working on a different story)and snapped the above photo of King County deputies (including Storefront Deputy BJ Myers) detaining the suspect until SPD arrived.