NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A Newport News police officer is accused of indecent exposure after officers say he was seen standing on his front porch naked.
Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Harpersville Road around 9:15 a.m. Sunday for a report of a man exposing himself. Upon arrival witnesses told officers the man was standing on the front porch of a home totally nude.
"I've seen him stand outside smoking cigarettes or cutting the grass, but as far as something inappropriate, I've never seen him do anything like that," neighbor Thomas Perry said.
Officers obtained warrants for the man, identified as Christopher E. Roush , 41. Roush is a Master Police Officer with the Newport News Police Department and has been employed there for nine years.
"I'd never think that he would do something like that," Perry said. "He seemed like a normal nice guy. That's what I think he is."
Roush has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obscene sexual display.
Thurston said Roush is on unpaid administrative leave and an administrative investigation is being conducted by the Professional Standards Office.
WAVY.com has learned o n Dec. 13, 2013 Roush changed his name from Christopher Miner. The paperwork filed in Newport News does not list a reason for the name change. His mother's maiden name is Roush.
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