Peoria man, Roberto Hidalgo, charged with exposing himself to two girls

Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 20:09:00-04

A teenage girl got to use lessons she learned in a high school criminal justice class in a real-life criminal incident.

Court records show that on August 26, a man who exposed himself to two girls near Kellis High School in Glendale told investigators that he regularly drives around in just his boxer shorts. 

Police report that the two girls were walking home from school, near 89th and Glendale Avenues, when a man, later identified as 23-year-old Roberto Wilfredo Hidalgo Jr., drove up near them. The girls approached his car thinking that he needed directions. 

When they came close to the car, Hidalgo allegedly made asked a lewd question and exposed himself in front of the girls. 

The girls backed away and called the police.

One of the girls who attends a criminal justice class at the high school used lessons from that class to identify the car and later picked the suspect out of a photo lineup. 

Police arrested Hidalgo on September 2 at his home in Peoria.

Hidalgo reportedly told police that he regularly drives around in just his boxer shorts and may have accidentally exposed himself to the girls as he was asking them for their phone numbers. He denied making asking them any lewd questions.

Hidalgo has ben charged with two counts of indecent exposure.