KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man is facing charges of sexual misconduct after prosecutors say he exposed himself to female joggers near the Brookside neighborhood in Kansas City.
Investigators said a silver Buick Encore proved to be the key piece of evidence they needed to arrest a man accused of exposing himself in front of two women.
Prosecutors say Antra Demetri Zeno Jr., 38, is charged with 1st degree sexual misconduct. A woman said she was jogging in the area of W. 59th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on July 3 when a black male exposed himself to her and was masturbating. Another woman told police she experienced a similar encounter on July 6 while jogging near W. 66th and Linden. That woman managed to take photos of the suspect's vehicle before he fled the scene.
“I live in what I consider to be a safe neighborhood and he’s taken that feeling of safety away,” said one victim named Mandy. “As a woman, it’s just another reminder that we have to be careful out there.”
Mandy said she didn't realize what was happening when she first noticed him.
“You feel very violated. I have no idea what would have happened if I would have gotten closer to him. I turned away as soon as I realized what was happening but his door was open, he's standing outside. I have no idea what his plan was,” Mandy recalled.
On July 7, officers patrolling the area of 59th Street and Brookside stopped a silver Buick Encore that matched the photos she provided to police. The driver was identified as Zeno, and he was arrested on unrelated charges, according to court documents. During an inventory of Zeno's vehicle, police found Vaseline and tissues in the center console.
The two women later identified Zeno to police in a photo lineup.
Zeno was arrested on Monday on an investigative hold regarding the investigation and transported to Shoal Creek Patrol Division.
His bond is set at $5,000.
One victim told FOX 4's Melissa Stern by phone that she's relieved Zeno was caught.