Elmira Man Faces Charges After Allegedly Exposing Self, Offering Woman Money for Sex

Dakota Yerkes
Dakota Yerkes

An Elmira, NY man is facing charges after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman in Elmira Heights on Tuesday, May 31st.

The woman said that she was followed by Dakota Yerkes, 21, in his vehicle once she pulled out of the 7-11 parking lot in Elmira Heights. When Yerkes pulled up to the intersection of 13th Street, he allegedly offered her money for sex. The woman refused and drove off, however Yerkes allegedly followed her two times. When Yerkes allegedly followed her, he allegedly exposed his genitals to the woman. The woman called police and told them the licence plate number of the car Yerkes was driving.

Yerkes is facing charges including Attempted Patronization for Prostitution and Public Lewdness. He was arraigned on Wednesday, June 1st, in Elmira Heights Court. He is scheduled to reappear in court in the future. Please remember that the accused are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.