Rippey man allegedly exposed himself to minor

Stephanie IvankovichEditorsivankovich@theperrychief.com
Rippey man allegedly exposed himself to minor

A Rippey man landed several charges after he allegedly exposed himself to a child.

William. R. Griffin, 41, was arrested on June 26, for the alleged incident that happened on Eighth and Pattee Street.

According to a Perry Police Department press release, the incident started after Griffin asked for the 16-year-old male victim’s help.

After asking for the minor’s help Griffin then exposed his genitals, Eric Vaughn, police chief of the Perry Police Department told the Perry Chief.

Griffin then slapped the juvenile on the face and said that he was God, the press release stated.

According to the press release, as the minor was picking up his or her glasses that had been knocked off, Griffin tried to apologize and kiss the victim.

The victim was then able to run to a friend’s house and call police.

The press release stated that police found Griffin in the area of Eighth Street and Bateman.

As officers were trying to handcuff him he began resisting and pushed officers away, attempting to flee, it stated.

A Taser was then deployed and officers took him into custody.

No officers were injured in this altercation.

Griffin is charged with indecent exposure, assault on a peace officer, simple assault and interference with official acts.

Griffin also had an outstanding warrant for felony domestic assault out of Greene County.