Last summer several young girls in Delta Junction were subjected to a man exposing himself to them in the parking lot of a local store. He was apprehended and arrested. In a background check it was reported that he had a prior conviction of a similar incident in Arizona involving a six-year-old.
The local magistrate charged him with three felonies but because of the circumstances, he could not be convicted of a felony. He plea-bargained down to one misdemeanor.
This legislation makes repeat convictions of indecent exposure within the observation of a person under sixteen years of age a felony.