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St. Paul man charged with 5th incident of indecent exposure in 2 years

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Dakota County authorities arrested and charged a St. Paul man Friday for indecent exposure in a Burnsville library last week, the fifth such charge against the man in two years.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Chadarith Um, 31, has been here before, as recently as May when he was charged with exposing himself at a Barnes & Noble in Eagan. All of his incidents involve libraries or book stores, says the paper.

He was charged July 19 with two gross misdemeanors.

His first arrest came in July 2011, when he was convicted for lewdness and lascivious behavior for two incidents in one day, one at Sixth Chamber Used Books and another at the Highland Park Library in St. Paul.

The St. Paul paper says Um completed a stayed sentence and probation for the Highland Park conviction, but was charged in February this year for exposing himself at a Barnes & Noble in Apple Valley.

The latest incident happened when Um was allegedly reading on the floor cross-legged. The PiPress says witness who was there as a nanny with two young children said his genitals were exposed through a hole in his pants.

The criminal complaint cited by the paper notes that Um "feigned surprise" at the hole, and "that he would not expose his genitals because he has a very small penis and he is even embarrassed to show it to his girlfriends."

The paper say Um is in Dakota County jail on $12,00 bail with a court date set for Aug. 15.

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