Man arrested for indecent exposure incident

A 27-year-old Bremerton man was arrested Wednesday, May 8, for indecent exposure in Silverdale.

Shawn Kyle Shaputis is in custody at the Kitsap County Jail on $2,500 bond facing indecent exposure charges. He is also being held on a $50,000 bond for felony failure to comply with terms of sentencing.

A 27-year-old woman walking to work in Silverdale just before 9 a.m. May 8 called police to report that a man driving a van pulled up next to her, stopped, said she was cute and exposed himself. She said the man made a crude comment while he was exposed before driving off.

The woman got the van’s license plate number and police eventually tracked down the owner who said that Shaputis was an employee. Police met Shaputis in Silverdale, but he denied exposing himself. He originally said he would be willing to take a lie detector test, but after being asked about meeting with detectives to do so, he changed his mind. The victim arrived a short time later and positively identified Shaputis as the man that exposed himself to her earlier that morning.


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