Man charged with exposing himself to children

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A local man has been indicted on charges that he masturbated in front of children while at the Augusta Canal.

Brian Eugene Newton, 32, is charged with four counts of public indecency and two counts of child molestation, according to the indictment.

Sometime between June 1, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2009, authorities said Newton stood naked in front of two children at the Augusta Canal and masturbated.

He is also charged with exposing himself in the parking lot of Kroger on 15th Street as well as several other incidents of exposing himself on the Augusta Canal.

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