Records: Man pleads guilty to exposing himself to girls in local bookstore

A 20-year-old Knoxville man is behind bars after officers say he exposed himself to young girls in a bookstore.

KNOXILLE - WEDNESDAY 6 PM UPDATE: A 20-year-old Knoxville man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to time served for exposing himself to young girls at McKay's bookstore.

Records show David Allen-Drew Via received a suspended sentence Wednesday on a six-month term for the misdemeanor. He received credit for nearly two days served in jail, according to records.

Also, Knox County General Sessions Court Judge Andy Jackson ordered him to stay away from McKay's, 230 Papermill Place Way.

Via was charged with indecent exposure Monday night. At least two mothers reported that a man, dressed all in black, had exposed his genitals to their young daughters in McKay's.

He pleaded to two counts of indecent exposure, with the punishment for both to be served concurrently.

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According to court documents, David Allen-Drew Via was charged with indecent exposure on Monday evening. At least two mothers reported that a man, dressed all in black, had exposed his genitals to their young daughters in McKay's.

When the responding officer approached Via, he could tell his pants were unzipped, but his hand was covering the front of his pants.

"As I approached him, I startled him by asking what he was doing," the officer wrote. "I asked him to zip his pants and come to me, which he did."

Via was arrested without incident.

Records show he submitted a guilty plea on Wednesday and was sentenced to six months in jail. The judge suspended all but time served. 
 

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