Eighth Squad detectives reported the arrest of a Bethpage man for public lewdness that occurred on July 29.
Detectives said that Keith Whitenack purposely exposed himself while standing in a CVS entrance vestibule located at 380 Broadway, where he positioned himself to be witnessed by the victims. During this incident his actions were observed by two 12-year-olds and one 13-year-old female victims.
An investigation by detectives led them to the identity and location of Whitenack and he was subsequently placed under arrest without incident.
The 44-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree public lewdness and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Mineola on Aug. 1.
Detectives request anyone who believes they may have been a victim to Whitenack’s actions should call the Eighth Squad at 516-573-6853 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-8477. All callers will remain anonymous.