Phillip Anthony Semrad

Phillip Anthony Semrad 

KREMLIN, Okla. — A 57-year-old Kremlin man was charged Tuesday with felony indecent exposure.

Phillip Anthony Semrad is accused of willfully, knowingly and lewdly exposing himself during an event for children July 13 in Kremlin. He faces 30 day to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000 on the charge.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, about 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Garfield County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brant Bishop and Deputy Jordan Nichols responded to the 14400 block of North 30th in Kremlin for a report of a naked man who had come out of his residence and was touching himself in front of kids riding in a wagon pulled by a golf cart.

The wagon ride was part of K-Fest that was underway in Kremlin at the time of the call, according to the affidavit. When the deputies arrived, they spoke with Semrad, who denied being the naked man reported and/or seeing any naked men.

Bishop and Nichols spoke with one of the two women who made the report and three juvenile victims who saw the naked man, according to the affidavit. All four statements written by the victims described seeing a naked man. The woman provided a photo of the residence. The statements described seeing Semrad's genitals and buttocks.

Bishop and Nichols returned to Semrad's residence and took him into custody for a complaint of indecent exposure, according to the affidavit.

When deputies first spoke with Semrad, Bishop explained there were a couple of calls in relation to his residence, according to the affidavit. The calls were about a naked man exposing himself to the kids on the wagon from K-Fest.

Semrad was wearing an OU shirt, black and gray shorts and blue slides, according to the affidavit. Bishop notes a "fairly strong" odor of an alcoholic beverage on Semrad's person, as well as Semrad having "glassy, bloodshot eyes."

Bishop spoke with one of the women who reported the incident. She said she and several children were riding in the wagon when Semrad came out of his residence completely naked and holding a red gas can, according to the affidavit. She described Semrad as being taller with a "dad body" with some extra pounds. The woman could not give the man's hair color or say if he had facial hair because she said she was in complete shock.

The woman told Bishop there were probably 10 children that deputies could speak with who saw Semrad naked, according to the affidavit. She said there also was a woman standing in the doorway laughing.

The woman said after passing the house all the children riding in the wagon were talking about the naked man, according to the affidavit. She said the children also referenced seeing specific anatomy.

The woman said K-fest was going on in town and everyone knew it, according to the affidavit. She said the wagon takes the same route every year.

Bishop spoke with a 17-year-old girl who was riding in the wagon.

The teen said she only saw Semrad's backside, according to the affidavit. She said someone said you can see everything and when she turned to look Semrad had already turned around and started back toward his house.

Some of the kids who were in the wagon said Semrad now was wearing a red shirt and gray shorts, according to the affidavit. They said they saw Bishop and Nichols talking with Semrad when the wagon was making another trip around the block.

Bishop asked Semrad if he had been naked in his yard holding a red gas can, according to the affidavit. Semrad said he did not own a red gas can.

When Bishop told Semrad it was not a response to the question of him being naked, Semrad said he was not naked, according to the affidavit. Bishop had Deputy Dennis Voth, whose vehicle has tinted windows, pick up the woman who reported seeing Semrad and drive by their location. The woman positively identified Semrad as the man she saw naked.

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