Women accused of exposing themselves downtown not charged
Two women who were allegedly walking around downtown in bathrobes and exposing themselves will not face any charges, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The incident happened on Laurens Street about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, according to a report. The report listed Charles Barranco, director of Aiken Public Safety, as the complainant.
Barranco told officers he saw two females walking on Laurens Street in bathrobes.
“While walking, the two opened their bathrobes, exposing themselves to their surroundings,” the report stated. “The complainant stated that it appeared that the females would only expose themselves when they thought no one could see them.”
Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the women, ages 20 and 17, according to the report.
“Neither appeared to be intoxicated, however, they did admit to the indecent exposure,” the report stated.
The women told officers they were college students, and that they “have never done anything wrong such as drinking and smoking,” according to the report. Officers then called the suspects’ parents and gave them a verbal warning not to partake in such actions again. They were released to the mother of one of the suspects.
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime beat for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since August 2012. He is a native of Williston and majored in communication studies at Clemson University.