Brody Ostrander allegedly asked two women if they wanted to "make a couple hundred dollars" before exposing himself to them last month, a move that earned him indecent exposure and soliciting prostitution charges.
Ostrander, 21, was arraigned Wednesday by Marshall County Magistrate Mark Kerwood, who set bond at $4,000. A warrant for Ostrander's arrest was issued earlier this week after he failed to appear for questioning regarding the March 29 incident that took place near a business on the Jefferson Avenue extension.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Ostrander, two women were walking near the restaurant just before 11 p.m. when a small, blue car pulled up beside them and the male inside started talking to them. The male allegedly asked the two women if "they wanted to make a couple hundred dollars," and the women asked how.
The male then allegedly exposed his genitals to them and said he wanted a picture with the women and asked them to perform a sex act. The women ended the conversation, and the male drove away before they could get a license plate number.
The women told police they remembered the previous flashing incidents in Moundsville and looked up photos of Ostrander on Facebook to verify he was the same person in the vehicle. The women were shown photo lineups by police in the days after the incident, and both identified Ostrander as the male in the vehicle. One of the women told police she was "100 percent certain" it was Ostrander who flashed them.
Investigators contacted Ostrander, who said he was in town on the night of the alleged incident but that he could not come to the station for questioning because he was in Fairmont, W.Va., at that time. Officers asked Ostrander to report for questioning on April 6, but he failed to do so, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.
The complaint also notes that while officers with Moundsville police were investigating the incident, they learned Ostrander had been arrested in Hancock County on March 23 for indecent exposure and possession of marijuana on Hanlin Way in Weirton. He had been driving a light blue Dodge Neon at the time of that incident, a vehicle matching the description given by the women in Moundsville. Ostrander posted $6,000 bond for the Hancock County incident.
A preliminary hearing for the Marshall County charges is expected to be set within the next 10 days.