MOUNT CARMEL - A Locustdale man was placed in Northumberland County Prison after being arraigned on charges of open lewdness for flashing three females Monday night.

Kevin S. Kerner, 26, of 57 Middle St., was videoarraigned Friday before on-call Magisterial District Judge Michael Diehl, of Milton, and placed in prison on $50,000 cash bail. Borough police Cpl. David J. Donkochik charged Kerner with three counts each of open lewdness and indecent exposure and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

The charges stem from two separate incidents in the borough Monday when Kerner allegedly exposed himself to three separate females near Fourth and Hickory streets and in the 300 block of South Market Street.

Police said in a press release, Kerner agreed to be interviewed by Donkochik and police officer William Adamski and admitted to being the male seen in the surveillance photograph at the Dollar General Store that was released to the media. The store is only a few blocks away from where the incidents occurred, police said.

The suspect told police that prior to leaving the store, he urinated in his pants after speaking to the female clerk. He left the store and saw two females on porches near South Market Street. Kerner said he spoke to them about urinating in his pants and then pulled down his pants.

Kerner told police he also hid behind a parked car near at Fourth and Hickory streets and exposed himself to another woman.

He told police he also attempted to lure the woman, sprinted across the street and charged her. The victim began to scream and he ran away from the scene.

Kerner told police he urinates his pants for sexual gratification, especially when he is on speed, according to the release.

Monday's incidents occurred less that a week after a woman told police she was grabbled from behind, taken to he vacant former Visintainer's Hotel and raped inside a room. Police said they don't believe the incidents involving Kerner are related to the suspected rape.