Man charged with indecent exposure at gazebo

Front Royal police arrested a man on Sunday after responding to two calls about indecent exposure at the gazebo on Main Street.

Christopher Jude Skube, 58, of 112 E. Main St., was charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication after officers responded to the gazebo at around 3:10 p.m. Sunday.

Sgt. Crystal Cline said several witnesses described a man who was exposing himself after officers responded to another similar call at around 2:45 p.m. Saturday. She said women and children were among those witnesses, but officers couldn’t locate the suspect at the time. According to a press release, officers located and interviewed Skube near the gazebo on Sunday after a citizen pointed him out.

Front Royal Town Council voted 4-2 in December to remove three surveillance cameras from the gazebo. Cline said the police department uses video surveillance throughout the town.

“It’s always a tool that we in criminal investigations look for, especially in the first incident where we had women and children as witnesses, but we couldn’t identify (the suspect),” she said.

Cline said police later charged Skube with a second count of indecent exposure.

“He was charged yesterday with the Saturday offense after investigations,” she said on Thursday. “We were able to retrieve information and evidence from a local business that helped us obtain a second charge on him.”

Skube is on the state sex offender registry, having been convicted of indecent exposure in Fairfax in 2008 and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1992.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com

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