Oliver man charged for alleged indecent act

Oliver man charged for alleged indecent act

A 32-year-old Oliver man faces sex-related charges after allegedly exposing himself to a group of young people in Lion's Park this summer. (File photo)

A 32-year-old man has been charged with sex-related offences after an incident at an Oliver park this summer.

On August 21, officers from the Oliver RCMP were approached by a young person who reported that a man who appeared intoxicated exposed his genitals in Lion’s Park.

The young person provided a description of the man and officers immediately conducted a search of the area.

“Within minutes, officers located the man who was arrested for public intoxication and for performing an indecent act,” said media relations officer Sgt. Jason Bayda.

The BC Prosecution Service has charged Dexter Makortoff of Oliver with one count each of exposing his genitals to a person under 16 and committing an indecent act in a public place.

Bayda said the Oliver RCMP commend the young person for immediately reporting the incident and providing a good description of the man.

“This allowed for a very quick arrest of what appears to be an isolated incident.”

Makortoff was scheduled to appear in Penticton court today for a first appearance, but Castanet News reported that he did not show up.