LACONIA — The man who allegedly exposed himself to a group of minors at Opechee Park Point on September 1 was arrested recently in Arkansas and transported to N.H by the United States Marshall's Service.
Daniel King, 53, whose address is listed as homeless in Concord, was arraigned on one felony charge of indecent exposure and lewdness Wednesday morning at the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division.
He is being held in the Belknap County Jail on $50,000 cash-only bail.
According to affidavits from the court, Laconia Police said they received a report that an adult male was exposing himself in front of young children but that he had left the area.
Police reviewed video footage obtained from the Laconia Middle School located at the edge of the park and saw a subject fitting the description given by the children driving a green Ford Explorer that he parked by the loading ramp.
The subject walked down the path behind the school toward Opechee Point and is seen several minutes later exiting the path. The video shows the green Ford leaving the school grounds.
While examining the video, police were able to get a license plate number and matched it to King, who is the owner of the car.
On September 19, police met with King at the Concord Police Department. In that meeting, he initially denied being in Laconia within the past few months. Once he was shown several photos of him and his car at the Middle School, he remembered passing through Laconia while en route to the Belknap Mall.
On September 1, he remembered eating dinner with a friend at a Union Avenue restaurant and said he was with here the entire day. He continued to deny being on Opechee Point or in that general area.
On September 24, police monitored a interview with an 11-year-old female gave a very good description of King and told police he was manipulating his genitals with one hand while exposing them with the other.
After the interview, she was given a photo line up of eight men and picked King out of it after looking for only a very short time. When asked how sure she was based on a scale of 1 to 10, she said 8.
Later that day, police also got a call from the woman with whom King professed to have spent the entirely of September 1. The woman told police initially she spend the whole day with him.
When police told her about the videos obtained from the school and told her that he had been convicted of of sex offenses involving children as young a 6-years-old, she said she was unaware of that and told police she needed some time to thing about it.
The next day she said she had severed all ties with King but wouldn't fill out a written statement about September 1.
Affidavits said King is a Tier III registered sex offender who is required to report for sex offenses against a 6-year-old following a 1991 conviction. His record also shows convictions for disorderly conduct in 1988 and three count of indecent exposure and lewdness in 2006.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was located by police in Garland County, Arkansas.
King has a probable cause hearing scheduled for January 15.
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