Today, the Mesa Police Department arrested Erik Gerard Becker, 50, on multiple counts of public sexual indecency and indecent exposure. Becker was recently identified as an investigative lead in multiple indecent exposure incidents in Mesa going back to Feb. 15, 2017.
It is alleged that Becker exposed himself and committed a sexual act on at least three occasions, police said. On Feb. 15, 2017 in the area of 2000 S. Pennington in Mesa – adult victim. Oct. 12, 2017 in the area of 2000 S. Longmore in Mesa – juvenile victim. Nov. 2, 2017 in the area of 2500 S. El Paradiso in Mesa – adult victim.
Once the investigation determined there was probable cause to charge Becker, police said he was contacted at his residence and placed under arrest. Becker declined to speak to investigators about these allegations, police said. Mesa police have been working closely with Chandler police where Becker has been identified as an investigative lead in a series of indecent exposures. Becker has a history of both public sexual indecency and indecent exposure charges in Mesa and Chandler, police said.
Becker has been charged and booked on four counts of public sexual indecency (one count involving a minor), and three counts of indecent exposure (one count involving a minor). The Mesa Police Department said it takes allegations of sexual offenses very seriously and will continue to thoroughly investigate allegations of this nature. If anyone has information pertinent to this case, contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.