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Flasher suspect arrested for Ventura exposures

Thomas Burkhead, 55, of Woodlands Hills, is a suspect in a number of flashing incidents in Ventura.

April 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Woodland Hills man for suspected indecent exposure.They identified him as Thomas Burkhead, 55.

Burkhead is a suspect in a number of flashing incidents.

In the most recent incident, investigators say a woman was jogging in the Victory Trailhead area on April 15 when the suspect jumped out of the bushes and exposed himself. The area is in eastern Ventura County near West Hills and the Los Angeles County line.

The woman ran away and called police.

Burkhead was arrested as he was exiting the park area. He is now charged with two separate counts of indecent exposure.

An investigation is under way to determine if there are any other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ventura County Sheriff Department's Sexual Assault Unit at (805) 494-8229.