Mesa PD: Suspected serial flasher exposed himself to 12-year-old - Tucson News Now

Mesa PD: Suspected serial flasher exposed himself to 12-year-old girl

Erik Gerard Becker, 50 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Erik Gerard Becker, 50 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Erik Gerard Becker, 50 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Erik Gerard Becker, 50 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Mesa police have arrested a man they suspect is a serial flasher.

On Feb. 7, 2018, the Mesa Police Department arrested Erik Gerard Becker, 50, on multiple counts of public sexual indecency and indecent exposure.

According to the police report, Becker was an employee of Catholic Charities. He has since been placed on leave.

Becker has been identified as an investigative lead in multiple indecent exposure incidents in Mesa dating back to Feb. 15, 2017.

In one instance, police say he exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl who was out walking her dog.

Police also suspect Becker exposed himself and committed a sexual act on at least three occasions.

  • Feb. 15, 2017, in the area of 2000 S Pennington in Mesa – Adult victim
  • Oct. 12, 2017, in the area of 2000 S Longmore in Mesa – Juvenile victim
  • Nov. 2, 2017, in the area of 2500 S El Paradiso in Mesa – Adult victim

Once the investigation determined there was probable cause to charge Becker, he was contacted at his residence and placed under arrest.

Becker has also been identified as an investigative lead in a series of indecent exposures in Chandler. Police say he has a history of both public sexual indecency and indecent exposure charges in Mesa and Chandler.

Becker has been charged and booked on four counts of public sexual indecency (one count involving a minor), and three counts of indecent exposure (one count involving a minor).

According to the police report, Becker "admitted to having a lifetime problem with sex addiction and advised he was still in therapy."

Catholic Charities released the following statement about Becker:

“Catholic Charities was recently notified of the arrest and investigation of employee Erik Becker. We take these allegations very seriously.  Mr. Becker has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”

If anyone has information pertinent to this case, please contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

PDF of police report HERE:

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