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A St. Paul man exposed himself to a grandmother and a 4-year-old, charges say

Cops say he was at a children's play area in Como Park.

St. Paul police say a 22-year-old man at a children's play area in Como Park dropped his pants and began masturbating in front of a woman and her 4-year-old grandson this week. 

Joshua Lor could face up to a year in prison if he's convicted of a lewd exhibition in front of a child.

The criminal complaint filed Thursday (read it here) says Lor began talking to the woman and the boy at about 11 a.m. Wednesday as they looked at a frog exhibit near the Conservatory at Como Park.

The woman told investigators that when Lor started masturbating she told him to pull up his pants. He did so and apologized as he walked away, the charges say. 

The woman thinks that a retaining wall prevented her grandson from seeing what Lor was doing, she told authorities. Other witnesses in the area said they saw what happened. 

Officers who arrested Lor said he admitted dropping his pants but denied that he was masturbating. 

Police said they asked Lor how many people saw him expose himself and he answered: "a lot."

Schizophrenia diagnosis

Authorities say a previous domestic assault charge against Lor was dismissed after he was found incompetent to stand trial because of a schizophrenia diagnosis. 

Lor's sister, Julie Lor, told the Pioneer Press Joshua has a history of schizophrenia. Julie said the family has been dealing with the August death of their father and she reported her brother missing in September. He was found safe on Sep. 9.

Julie Lor said the family is shocked by the new criminal charge against her brother. 

Joshua Lor is scheduled to make his first court appearance on the criminal sexual conduct charge Friday afternoon, the Ramsey County Attorney's office says.

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