By FOX Carolina Staff
SPARTANBURG, S.C.Kevin Parker, the son of state Rep. Steve Parker, was charged Tuesday in connection with the serial flasher case in Spartanburg County.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said that Parker was charged with first-degree assault and battery, second-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree burglary and four counts of indecent exposure.
Two weeks ago, deputies said that a man began exposing himself to people in January 2009 at the Campus Edge and Campus Suite apartments.
In late October, deputies said, the man opened the unlocked patio doors of two women's apartments. They said that one of the women awoke to find the man standing over her, watching her sleep. The other woman said that when she woke up, the man was touching her.
Wright said that Parker, 27, of Boiling Springs, was linked to the crimes through evidence that was sent to the State Law Enforcement Division. He said that he was also picked out of a lineup by the victims.
The sheriff said more charges may be brought against Parker later.
"I'm very proud of our investigators," Wright said. "Theyve been working very hard. Weve had three to four people on this thing at all times, trying to get it wrapped up."
Parker was also arrested Oct. 30 after University of South Carolina police said he stood outside a dorm in Columbia near some bushes and flashed women as they passed by.
An arrest warrant It said he ran only a few feet before slipping on the grass and that he admitted he initially gave a false name to law enforcement.
Rep. Parker, a freshman Republican, called that charge unjust and said his son was just urinating in the bushes after a game.
"This is a private family matter, and we will deal with it accordingly," the Republican said about Tuesday's announcement.
Wright said Kevin Parker was being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
A magistrate judge said he could not set bond for Parker Tuesday night because of the nature of some of the charges. The judge said Parker would have to wait to see a circuit court judge for bond.
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