Half the criminal charges against a 51-year-old Greenbriar man were dismissed last week in court, but the other half will go to the grand jury. The man is Jerome Anthony Fleming of 13205 Pressmont Lane in Chantilly, and he's charged with indecent liberties with a minor.
Fairfax County police say that, on Jan. 10, a man lewdly exposed himself to two Clifton girls, 7 and 4, in the Target store in the Fair Lakes Shopping Center. That incident was not reported to authorities. But on Jan. 29, around 9 p.m., say police, the same thing occurred again to the same two victims in a different store.
This time, however, the girls — sisters — were with their mother in the Wal-Mart store in that shopping center when the 7-year-old reportedly recognized the man from the prior incident. She told her mother and, according to police, when the woman turned to look at the man, she, too, saw him allegedly exposing his genitals.
Officers went to Wal-Mart, confronted the man and arrested him. Police believe the culprit is Fleming, and they charged him with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor.
He was later released from jail on $10,000 bond and, last Friday, April 4, he appeared in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. At that time, two of the charges against him were dropped, but Judge Kimberly Daniel sent the other two to the next grand jury for possible indictment. Indecent liberties with a minor is punishable by as much as five years in prison.
<tgl>— Bonnie Hobbs