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Woman shares story after man arrested for indecent exposure in Athens

WAAY 31 spoke with one woman who still feels violated after she witnessed something she never asked to see.

Posted: Feb 13, 2019 7:47 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2019 9:27 PM

An Athens man has bonded out of jail after his arrest for indecent exposure.

Police say Robert Hill exposed himself to a woman at a traffic light last week.

That woman got a picture of his tags and police were able to arrest him, but that's not how these cases always end, and it can be traumatizing to a person when it happens.

WAAY 31 spoke with one woman who still feels violated after she witnessed something she never asked to see.

“I was at work at Kmart. I was on my break and I had gone to my car to get something, and I was walking between cars to go back into the store to go back to work, and I happened to glance over and I see this guy with his penis out, just going to town," Quannah Southard said.

Southard says she still tries to avoid looking in people’s cars after she was scarred by a stranger about two years ago.

“I’m not a prudish person, but there’s a time and place for that, and in broad daylight, in a parking lot, across the street from a school, is not the place for it," she said.

Southard says she went to police the very next day with a picture of the car the man was driving and its tag number, but, unfortunately, the man was never arrested.

“Just disgusting," she said about the incident. "It was definitely disturbing and it definitely bothered me for quite a while.”

When Southard learned of Robert Hill's arrest this week, she was glad to learn another woman's story had a better outcome than her own.

“I was happy to see that they went after the guy and actually caught someone for something like this," she said. "I hope police will take it a lot more seriously, since they know it happens a lot.”

Police tell WAAY 31 that if you find yourself in a situation like this, don't approach the person. Instead, try to get a good description of what they're wearing and the car they're driving, and get their tag number, too, if possible.

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