Suspect arrested in multiple incidents of indecent exposure in San Jose

James Joseph, 41, is accused of exposing his genitals to girls on multiple occasions. 

Police arrested a 41-year-old man suspected of exposing his genitals to girls on multiple occasions, including three last fall in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood.

James Joseph Couch was arrested March 7 on suspicion of five counts of indecent exposure and three counts of annoying or molesting a child under 18.

On Oct. 27, a girl told police she was walking alone near Ida Price Middle School when a man stopped his vehicle next to her, asked for directions, and exposed his genitals.

Two other incidents, both involving a man in his car asking girls for directions, occurred on Nov. 3 and Dec. 15. In both cases, the man exposed himself to the girls, police said.

The suspect's description, sketch, and vehicle information were released, resulting in a victim reporting similar details about the suspect and vehicle.

In addition, another juvenile victim of a similar incident about a year ago came forward after seeing the sketch and description, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident or similar incidents is asked to contact Detective Chan #4370 of the San Jose Police Department's Sexual Assault Investigations Unit at (408) 277-4102 or at

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