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Deputies: Man exposes himself to women doing yardwork

Stuart Bates, 55, arrested 7 months after incident, Sheriff's Office says

Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Stuart Bates
Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Stuart Bates

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A Green Cove Springs man was arrested about seven months after he exposed himself to two women doing yardwork, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said. 

Stuart Eugene Bates, 55, is charged with exposure of sexual organs. 

Last August, deputies said, Bates walked up to two women doing yardwork in front of a home in Green Cove Springs.

One of the women said it appeared he was masturbating, according to the arrest affidavit. 

Deputies said Bates was identified as the suspect based on his driver's license photo.

He was booked on Wednesday into the Clay County Jail and ordered held on $15,000 bond.