Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested Again
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy arrested 46-year-old Mikhail G. Karpov again for two additional charges of Indecent Exposure after Sexual Assault Unit Detectives learned Karpov reportedly exposed himself the day after he was released from jail. The second charge was filed after Detectives talked to a victim who reported Karpov exposed himself to her last October or November after she watched a news story regarding Karpov’s previous arrest.
On June 13, 2016, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy John Cook learned Karpov had a warrant for his arrest for two new charges of indecent exposure and Karpov was scheduled to appear for a criminal traffic court hearing at the courthouse. Deputy Cook contacted Karpov at the courthouse and took him into custody for the warrant.
Sexual Assault Unit Detective Streltzoff requested the warrant after two additional victims came forward.
One of the new adult victims told Detective Streltzoff, that on June 1, 2016, the day after Karpov was released from jail, she observed Karpov standing outside her office window as he masturbated and stared at her.
The second adult victim watched a news story on June 1, 2016 and recognized Karpov as the male who approached her at a bus stop in October or November 2015. She reported Karpov pulled up next to her in a vehicle and propositioned her. During the encounter, she noticed Karpov was sitting in his vehicle with his pants unbuttoned and was masturbating.
Karpov was booked into the Spokane County Jail for the warrant which has a $50,000 bond.
Previous Press Release from May, 31, 2016:
Suspect Arrested for 4 Counts of Indecent Exposure
Sexual Assault Detectives Believe Additional Victims Possible
On May 31, 2016, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit Detectives arrested 46-year-old Mikhail G. Karpov for four counts of Indecent Exposure.
Detectives began investigating several reports of lewd conduct where an older white male was exposing himself and masturbating in front of juveniles and adults over the past several months in Spokane Valley and Spokane City. Investigators developed enough evidence to charge Karpov in four of these cases.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims who have not reported incidents or have not been identified. Detectives are releasing Karpov’s photos with the hope any additional victims or witnesses will come forward as they continue to investigate these incidents.
No specific vehicle description will be provided as Karpov has access to several different vehicles and may have used any one of them.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or anyone who has been victimized by Karpov, is urged to contact Detective Streltzoff at (509)477-3218.
Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer