D.A. Charges Serial 'Exposer' for Incidents Throughout O.C.

Prosecutors are looking for more potential victims.

The Orange County District Attorney's office has charged Patrick Dodenhoff with eight felony counts of indecent exposure. Patch file photo.
The Orange County District Attorney's office has charged Patrick Dodenhoff with eight felony counts of indecent exposure. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 4:16 p.m. March 17, 2014. Edited to add Dana Point as a site of one of the indecent exposures, as told to Patch by the victim. 

The Orange County District Attorney’s office is seeking more potential victims of a man officials say exposed his genitals to women in various cities throughout Orange County.

Prosecutors have charged Patrick Dodenhoff, 45, San Luis Obispo, with eight felony counts of indecent exposure with a prior conviction.

Among the cities where Dodenhoff allegedly exposed himself are:

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

Dodenhoff has seven prior convictions are for indecent exposure between 1997 and 2008 in Southern California and San Luis Obispo, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.  

He is also charged with sentencing enhancements for four prison priors for indecent exposure in 2005 and 2008, and failure to register as a sex offender in 2009. At the time of his arrest, the defendant is accused of being a parolee and a registered sex offender.

Prosecutors will ask Dodenhoff be held on $500,000 bail. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in state prison.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Mark Gutierrez at (714) 347-8864. 

Mike Andrews March 17, 2014 at 08:44 PM
death penalty seems warranted here
nobody March 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM
What about castration?
Robert Curtis March 22, 2014 at 12:57 AM
This question never occurs to be asked. Are these people mentally ill? If they are then shouldn't that be the point to be addressed? 50% of those incarcerated have some form of mental illness. Therapy, medication, religion and education might be the weapons best used not necessarily always incarceration. On a humorist level (sort of): The Sheriff's department is making it easier to obtain a CCW (conceal carry weapon) license. Ladies you might wish to consider it. Those on that online hit list (the sex offender registry) that got caught at 19 having sex with their 16 year old GF or those caught urinating outside might want to get a CCW as well to protect themselves from the angry women out there that will get a CCW and come after you! To all the other citizens out there ....just duck and hide before the bullets fly! Why do we have a registry? If someone is so bad they have to be on some kind of public hit-list then why let them out? Exactly why is it we have parole and probation departments? Oh, that's right to ensure these people are safe for society. Again, why do we have a sex offender registry? Oh, that way we can justify eventually putting everyone on such a thing. Not really to far fetched people! Think about it. TRUTH


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