|For Immediate Release
Case # 08CF0353 March 17, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
FLASHER LINKED TO ALMOST 100 INDECENT EXPOSURE CASES AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR STANDING NAKED IN WOMAN’S WINDOW
SANTA ANA – A man initially arrested for flashing a woman through the window of her Tustin home has been charged with 24 counts for exposing himself to nearly 100 other victims throughout Orange County. Christopher Holden Fenn, 45, Mission Viejo, an insurance underwriter, will be arraigned on an amended complaint for 19 felony counts of indecent exposure with a prior conviction from 1981, four misdemeanor counts of child annoyance, and one felony count of aggravated assault. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 16 years and eight months in prison. Fenn is expected to be arraigned on the amended complaint today, Monday, March 17, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. Fenn is currently out of custody on $200,000 bail and the People will ask the Court to increase the bail based on the new charges.
On February 2, 2008, Jane Doe was in her first floor apartment in a complex on Heritage Way in Tustin. Fenn is accused of covering his face with a mask or shirt to disguise his identity, walking up Jane Doe’s window naked, and exposing himself. Upon seeing Fenn, Jane Doe screamed and ran upstairs. A couple in a nearby parking lot saw the naked defendant and the woman in the lot called 9-1-1. The man began to chase after Fenn, who is accused of throwing a brick at the man and trying to flee the scene. Tustin police arrived and arrested the defendant.
On February 5, 2008, Fenn was arraigned on one felony count of indecent exposure with a prior conviction from 1981 and one felony count of aggravated assault. He was released on $200,000 bail and ordered to wear a GPS tracking device.
Between July 2005 and February 2, 2008, Fenn is accused of exposing himself to nearly 100 adult woman and four minors, including three girls and one boy. An investigation by the Irvine Police Department, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and Tustin Police Department linked the defendant to flashing incidents in the Cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Tustin, and Rancho Santa Margarita. The defendant was linked to these cases though witness identifications, suspect descriptions, and mode of operation. The flashing occurred near his Mission Viejo home, where he lived with his wife and four children, and his Santa Ana office.
Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.