Aug. 7, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have charged a man in relation to recent indecent exposure incidents at area stores.
In February 2019, store employees reported that an adult male entered the Catherines in the 4800 block of Commonwealth Centre Parkway. He picked out an item to try on and went to a dressing room. Once inside the dressing room, he asked a store employee to help him put the item on. An employee reported that when she entered the dressing room, the male exposed his genitals to her. He then left the store without making a purchase. Store employees reported that the same suspect returned to the store in March 2019 and exposed his genitals in the same manner.
On May 8, 2019, store employees reported that an adult male entered the Lane Bryant in the 11300 block of Midlothian Turnpike. He picked out clothes to try on and went to a dressing room. Once inside the dressing room, he asked a store employee to bring him an item in another size. A store employee reported that when she returned with the item, the male exposed his genitals to her. He then purchased items and left the store.
Through investigation, police identified George W. Phillips, 53, as the suspect in these incidents. On July 26, police obtained two warrants for indecent exposure for Phillips. Phillips, of the 12100 block of Spring Run Drive in Amelia, was served with the warrants in Amelia on July 29.
Police believe there may be additional victims of Phillips. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Phillips is asked to contact Chesterfield County Police at 804-748-1251.
Photo: George W. Phillips