Greenville Sex Offender Rampage in Asheville
Usually I write about Asheville when one of those dirty hippies there does something especially noteworthy. But this time we Greenville County folks exported our problems to them. We have a sex offender named Leslie Dirton who runs around unsupervised and spent his time going to Asheville where he did what sex offenders do:
ASHEVILLE — City police extradited a South Carolina man who is a registered sex offender, charging him with multiple charges of indecent exposure and peeping late Friday.
Leslie Dirton of Greenville, S.C., faces eight charges of indecent exposure, seven charges of secret peeping and a charge of stalking.
Dirton is accused of making trips to mainly downtown Asheville to expose and gratify himself in front of unsuspecting men, said Asheville police Lt. Wally Welch.
Officer William Olson began putting together the cases after Olson arrested Dirton last February. Bouncers at Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues club on Broadway Street called to complain that a man was exposing himself to patrons. Dirton was charged with indecent exposure, secret peeping, trespassing and resisting an officer, but was later released.
Olson spoke with a number of downtown merchants and after a lengthy investigation, determined Dirton was a suspect in more than a dozen other cases going back to 2010.
I’m surprised that the people in Asheville didn’t dig this behavior but they don’t so let’s keep this pervert on a shorter leash from now on.