Provo man accused of exposing himself on BYU campus again

A man previously convicted of exposing himself on the campus of Brigham Young University has been arrested again and accused of doing the same thing.

A man previously convicted of exposing himself on the campus of Brigham Young University has been arrested again and accused of doing the same thing. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)



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PROVO — A man with a history of exposing himself in Utah County, including on the campus of Brigham Young University, has been arrested again by BYU police.

Jose Guadalupe Ochoa-Gourdin, 22, of Provo, was booked into the Utah County Jail on Tuesday for investigation of lewdness and trespassing.

On Friday, a woman was on the Maeser Trail on BYU's campus when a man exposed himself to her, according to a police booking affidavit. Monday, the woman helped pick out the suspect from video surveillance.

"From the video surveillance, officers identified the male suspect as someone who had exposed himself to a female victim about a year ago in the same area," the affidavit states. Ochoa-Gourdin was picked up and booked on Tuesday.

According to court records, Ochoa-Gourdin was charged in May 2021 in two separate cases in Provo City Justice Court with lewdness for incidents on campus. On May 12, 2021, he exposed himself to a woman "jogging on a trail that passes through a wooded area," according to a police booking affidavit. That incident happened just a week after Ochoa-Gourdin committed a similar incident, court records state.

In October, as part of a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to the May 5 incident in exchange for the May 12 incident being dismissed. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and placed on one year of probation, according to court records. That probation was extended by another six months in July for failing to complete a psychosexual evaluation.

Ochoa-Gourdin was also convicted of lewdness in Orem Justice Court in 2020, according to court records.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021 after many years of reporting for the Deseret News

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