PPB arrests man for public indecency at elementary school
A man arrested for violating parole faces public indecency charges for allegedly exposing himself near Vernon Elementary School in Portland in August.
North Precinct officers learned that a man was exposing himself and performing lewd acts near Northeast 24th Avenue and Alberta Street on Aug. 30, but were unable to locate the suspect during a search that day. At the time, officers reported that the man was interacting with students through the schoolyard fence.
School resource officers and the Portland Police Bureau's youth services division continued to investigate. Police identified Philip Martin Shupp, 30, a registered sex offender, as the suspect. Shupp was picked up for unspecified parole violations and lodged in the North Portland jail on Oct. 22, according to jail records. He was formally charged with public indecency on Friday, Oct. 25.
Court records show that Shupp was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender, and separately, of public indecency, in 2017 in Marion County. He was convicted of public indecency in Mutlnomah County in 2010.
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