Police make arrest in Henrico indecent exposure cases

By Andy Jenks - bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - An Appomattox man is under arrest in Henrico tonight, accused in serial exposure case.

Henrico Police say Jof Coburn, 34, exposed himself over and over again, in several Henrico neighborhoods dating back to last June. Police believe Coburn kept asking women to check out his private parts, but it's what they looked at instead that led to the arrest.

Jof Coburn lives in Appomattox, but often drove to Richmond to find work. By Tuesday, those travels took him to the wooded Sleepy Hollow neighborhood, where police say Coburn had a rather disturbing way of introducing himself to three different women.

Police say Coburn would talk to the women, invite them to come closer, and by the time they got to the front of his car, they'd notice he was exposed and touching himself.

Police say an eyeful of Coburn was not enough to keep the women from looking elsewhere. They each made a mental note of his license plate.

"It's great that three young ladies came up with identifying information in order to put the pieces of the puzzle together," said Henrico Police Lt. Eric Owens.

Police then identified Coburn as a suspect in yet another incident. Back on June 10th, police say it was Coburn who grabbed a female jogger on the breast before she was able to fight him off and run away.

That attack happened in the Wellesley neighborhood, on Park Terrace Drive. It adds up to four reported incidents, all of which took place in upscale West end neighborhoods, including Tarrytown Dr. and Desota Dr.

"To imagine what someone's thinking, to carry out offenses like this, it's impossible," Owens said.

Coburn now faces four misdemeanor charges, three for indecent exposure and a fourth for sexual assault. Investigators believe there may be more victims.

"We're on it until the case is solved," Owens said.

The three exposures yesterday all took place near the Collegiate School, but police say the victims were all adults, no children. Police encourage any other potential victims to come forward by calling 501-5000.

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