Police: Pea Ridge Man Masturbated In Front Of Children
PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — Police cited a Pea Ridge man Thursday (Oct. 11) after two girls said he was masturbating while watching them from his front door, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Steven Lee Snider, 65, was cited for indecent exposure, a Class A misdemeanor.
The two girls said they passed Snider’s home on Pickens Road, where they saw him standing completely naked in the doorway and masturbating, according to the report.
Snider denied masturbating in front of the girls, saying he opened his door in his underwear and stared outside about 15 seconds before stepping away, according to the affidavit.
Pea Ridge police investigated a similar complaint against Snider in February, but noted that the witnesses made conflicting statements.
Snider first told police he’d never spoken to investigators about any allegations of indecent exposure, but later during an interview said a neighbor had accused him of reaching in his pants, according to the affidavit.
Snider’s arraignment is set for Nov. 13 in Pea Ridge District Court.
Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500, according to Arkansas Code Annotated 5-4-401.