For Immediate Release
Case # 14NF1232

March 17, 2014

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486




WHO: Patrick Dodenhoff, 45, San Luis Obispo


WHAT: Is accused of exposing his genitals in public to eight different women in March 2014 throughout Orange County. Dodenhoff is charged with eight felony counts of indecent exposure with a prior conviction. The seven prior convictions are for indecent exposure between 1997 and 2008 in southern California and San Luis Obispo. Dodenhoff is also charged with sentencing enhancements for four prison priors for indecent exposure in 2005 and 2008, and failure to register as a sex offender in 2009. At the time of his arrest, the defendant is accused of being a parolee and a registered sex offender. The People will be requesting he be held on $500,000 bail. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in state prison.


The investigation is ongoing and no booking photo will be released. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Mark Gutierrez at (714) 347-8864. Senior Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman of the Special Prosecutions Unit will be prosecuting this case.


WHEN: Today, March 17, 2014, after 3:30 p.m.


WHERE: Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana