The man who allegedly exposed himself to several people in Riverton and Palmyra, including two Cinnaminson High School students as they were walking home from school last month, has been arrested, Palmyra police announced today.
Robert Lopez Jr., 28, of Lois Street in Camden, admitted in an interview with Palmyra and Riverton police he had performed the acts, police said.
Lopez was taken into custody on a warrant which had been issued for one of the acts that happened in Palmyra.
Around 3:45 p.m., Oct. 4, two female juveniles were walking along Riverton Road in Riverton when a male in a dark gray vehicle approached them. Police said the driver passed them, did a U-turn and turned back around. The juveniles told police the man exposed himself. Police said the females screamed and ran off causing the suspect to drive away.
About a half hour later, a similar incident occurred on Garfield Avenue in Palmyra.
Two incidents also occurred in Palmyra before that on Sept. 19 and on Sept. 20.
There was no contact made with any of the victims.
“He just pulled up next to them," Riverton Police Chief John Shaw told Cinnaminson Patch last month. “You would almost think he was going to ask for directions. When they looked over, they observed him [exposing himself] in the vehicle.”
Lopez was charged with criminal sexual contact, endangering the welfare of children and numerous counts of lewdness. He was lodged in Burlington County Jail on $7,500 bail.
This information comes directly from Palmyra Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.