Kentucky man surrenders to Charleston PD in sexual exposure case

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Kentucky man has surrendered to police in connection to a sexual exposure case at a Lowcountry Walmart.

CPD officials say 57-year-old Ernest Adrian Larch of Somerset, Kentucky surrendered to investigators Monday morning.

"He was with his attorney when he surrendered," said Charles Francis with Charleston police."His bond is $35,000."

Investigators say Larch was wanted in reference to a sexual exposure incident involving a juvenile that happened last Tuesday at the Walmart on 1231 Folly Rd. on James Island.

The investigation began when a woman alerted a Walmart employee regarding an incident involving her 4-year-old grand daughter and an unidentified man.

The woman said the girl was looking at items at the toy section and coming back to check in with her. The woman said she realized, after an undetermined amount of time, the girl had not returned.

According to the woman, when she looked down the toy aisle, she saw the girl speaking to an unknown man.

A report states the woman then called her grand daughter over to her, and felt uneasy about the encounter she observed.

Police say when the woman asked the girl if he said anything to her, the girl replied,"I can't tell you."

The woman attempted to find the man, but never saw the man again and alerted a Walmart employee.

Charleston police were then notified.

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