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Ostrander pleads to last of charges

By Staff | Nov 2, 2011

Brody Ostrander

More than a year after the crimes occurred, Brody Ostrander pleaded no contest to two counts of indecent exposure Monday in Marshall County Circuit Court.

Ostrander, 19, of Proctor initially faced three counts of indecent exposure for the purpose of sexual gratification. He was dubbed the “Moundsville Flasher” following a series of incidents in January and March 2010.

That January, a woman jogging on First Street noticed a dark, late-’90s model Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a white male driver. The woman told investigators she continued jogging and was passed by the car a second time.

When the woman turned onto Pine Avenue, she saw the driver standing outside the vehicle with no shoes or pants on and a T-shirt pulled over his head. The woman was able to give investigators a license plate number for the vehicle.

A second incident occurred March 10, 2010, when Moundsville police dispatchers received a call from a woman saying a man had just exposed himself to her 12-year-old daughter and a friend. That encounter occurred near the intersection of Center Street and Hickory Avenue. The two girls told police while they were playing basketball on Hickory Avenue, they saw a man across the alley. They said he had his pants pulled down and was watching them, the criminal complaint states.

A city employee who was in the area before the flashing was able to give police a license plate number and a description of a vehicle. That information matched the vehicle that had been seen in the January incident, the report states.

While free on bond, Ostrander committed similar acts in Wetzel and Tyler counties. He recently pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent exposure in Tyler County, which earned him two consecutive 90-day sentences.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of indecent exposure in Wetzel County and will serve a 90-day sentence that will run concurrent with the Tyler sentence.

Marshall County Circuit Judge David Hummel sentenced Ostrander to 90 days on each of the two counts he faced there.

The sentence will run concurrent with the sentences in Tyler and Wetzel counties for a total of 180 days on the five charges.