SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A naked man is facing charges after touching himself in front of a woman along a Fayette County trail.
According to police, the incident happened on June 3 along the Sheep Skin Trail in South Union Township.
“A black male who was naked walking about the trail, in through the woods, coming in and out,” said Trooper Robert Broadwater, of Pennsylvania State Police.
Moments after spotting the naked man in the woods, the victim told police the man approached her.
“He began to touch himself inappropriately in front of her. She was able to walk away; he didn’t pursue her,” Trooper Broadwater said.
She reported the incident to South Union Township officials.
Police reviewed surveillance video in the area, and were able to identify the man as Ronald Lee Jr., of Uniontown.
State police brought Lee in for questioning, and when confronted with an image from the surveillance camera, police say he admitted to the entire incident, but he also told troopers he had an excuse.
“He was intoxicated,” Trooper Broadwater said.
While emotionally shaken, the victim was unharmed physically. Troopers are calling it an isolated incident.
Lee is facing misdemeanor charges of open lewdness, disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. He is free pending his preliminary hearing.