Man accused of exposing himself to young girls in Kalispell

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May 25 – A 34-year-old is being held at Flathead County Detention Center after allegedly flashing his genitals at two underage girls who were playing outside a home in Kalispell on Tuesday.

John Thomas Cohenour faces a single misdemeanor charge of decency in Flathead County court after his May 23 arrest. Due to the girls’ ages, Cohenour could spend anywhere from four to 100 years in Montana State Prison if convicted.

Kalispell Police officers crossed Cohenour’s path after responding to an Appleway Drive home around 7:54 p.m. after reports of a man exposing himself to children, according to court documents. Two girls, ages 12 and 13, told officers a passing man stopped and pulled down his pants, exposing his genitals, court documents said.

Officers found Cohenour, who matched descriptions of the suspect provided to authorities, in the area, court documents said. When questioned about his business in the area, Cohenour allegedly told officers he was “looking for skirts”.

He also admitted to pulling his genitals out in front of several girls after officers read him his rights, court documents said.

His arraignment in court has not yet been scheduled.

Along with a jail sentence, misdemeanor indecent exposure carries a maximum fine of $50,000.

News Editor Derrick Perkins can be reached at 758-4430 or dperkins@dailyinterlake.com.

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