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Police: Man arrested for indecent exposure in shopping center parking lot

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Mugshot: Joshua Deans Mugshot: Joshua Deans

Police responded to the report of a man touching himself in a vehicle parked at a Vancouver shopping center located in the 13200 block of SE Mill Plain Boulevard on Thursday, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Police said the suspect’s vehicle was parked in clear view of people walking or parked nearby.

The suspect, Joshua Deans, 18, of La Center was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

Deans was an employee of the Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium. He is currently on paid administrative leave.

In a letter to parents regarding the incident, Executive Directer Kristi Baker said:

We want to assure you we take every precaution to keep kids safe and we want you to feel confident while they are in our care. That's why we felt it important to let you know about this situation and assure you this employee will not be returning to SWCCC. It is our policy to have two staff members present with children at all times.

Police said they are trying to locate the original reporting victim who left before police arrived.

According to police, there may be more victims who witnessed the suspect committing similar offenses, but did not file a report.

Police are asking victims to contact Vancouver police.

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