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Chesterfield man arrested for exposing himself in front of children

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Chesterfield police arrested 31-year-old Nicholas Stanislas, Jr for dropping his pants last Thursday night. It happened in Ettrick Park while kids were attending football and cheerleading practice. 

Ettrick Park, located in Southern Chesterfield County, is busy any given weekday night with local recreational football and cheerleading teams for young to teenaged children.

In the gazebo, just a few dozen yards from these practice fields, Chesterfield police say Stanislas, Jr exposed himself.

"Once the coaches get here I leave but now I might be staying," said parent Natalie Wynn. Her son plays football in Ettrick Park four days a week. "The coaches can't watch every child so it's best for the parents to stay out here."

The gazebo where police say Stanislas, Jr exposed himself is also near a playground, swingset and baseball diamond.

However, because of the gazebo's position behind trees and with little light, a person could hide in plain view. 

Folks familiar with the park say it can get sketchy after dark.

Chesterfield Police say they don't deal with indecent exposure offenses often but are glad they arrested Stanislas, Jr when they did. 

"You never know when a simple exposure could escalate to a more serious offense," said Lieutenant David Shand. 

Stanislas, Jr exposed his genitals near children under the age of fourteen, so his charge could change from a class one misdemeanor to a class five felony.

Stanislas, Jr is scheduled to appear in court on December 20.

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