Aiken man sentenced after pleading guilty to exposing himself at Aiken Mall
An Aiken man pleaded guilty Wednesday to exposing himself to people inside Books-A-Million at the Aiken Mall on Whiskey Road in March.
Vincent Tyrone Callahan, 30, of Adams Road, pleaded guilty to one count of exposure of private parts in lewd and lascivious manner and trespass after notice, according to court records.
He was originally charged with two counts of the exposure charge, but one count was dismissed by the state. Solicitors also told the court Callahan was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2010.
The judge sentenced Callahan to three years in prison at the South Carolina Department of Corrections. He got credit for his 173 days served at the Aiken County detention center, and he will have to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
On Mar. 17, Aiken Department of Public Safety officers responded to the Aiken Mall around 3:30 p.m. in reference to a black male in a green jacket exposing his genitals to people at Belk, according to the report.
A witness told officers they saw the suspect exposing himself in Belk and “trying to run into females inside the store,” the report states.
Officers couldn’t find Callahan in Belk when they arrived, but he was quickly located inside the Books-A-Million where officers found him with his genitals exposed, the report states.
He was taken into custody and investigators discovered he was already on trespass notice from the Aiken Mall.
Callahan was arrested and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was held until his hearing Wednesday.