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Serial 'Exposer' Gets 10 Years for Flashing Eight Women Throughout O.C.

Patrick Dodenhoff, a paroled registered sex offender, admitted to indecent exposure incidents in Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and Dana Point.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A 45-year-old paroled registered sex offender pleaded guilty today to flashing eight women in Orange County and was immediately sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Patrick Dodenhoff accepted a plea bargain from an Orange County Superior Court judge, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman. He pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of indecent exposure for incidents in March, Mestman said.

Dodenhoff was released from prison in December and living in San Luis Obispo, according to Brea police. The parolee was on GPS monitoring, but he removed the device March 3, according to police.

Dodenhoff was convicted of seven instances of indecent exposure from 1997 through 2008 in Southern California, according to prosecutors.

Among the cities where Dodenhoff exposed himself are:

  • Mission Viejo
  • Laguna Hills
  • Irvine
  • Westminster
  • Brea
  • Dana Point

Dodenhoff also admitted failing to register as a sex offender in 2009, according to prosecutors.

--City News Service


Brainwashed_In_Church July 02, 2014 at 10:01 AM
A) Ten years for flashing? B) Would like to know the probability of serving all 10 years. The only crimes that bring harsher penalties than flashing are murder and bringing peanuts onto a school campus.
phil July 02, 2014 at 10:30 AM
what a dodenhoff!!!!
sheryl bailen July 02, 2014 at 02:54 PM
10 years seems a bit much compared to other sentences for crimes. But! Get these perverts off of the streets. My granddaughter was "exposed" to this behavior when she was just 14. It affected her a lot! I pray that my 9-year old granddaughter doesn't have to endure this trauma.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 02, 2014 at 04:27 PM
There are better ways of dealing with this than praying. [And approaching problems by "praying" may have something to do with why your granddaughter was so affected.]

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