Patrick Dodenhoff Gets 10 Years After Admitting He's the Orange County Mall Flasher

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Courtesy of Florida Department of Corrections
Patrick Dodenhoff's perverted ways extend back to at least 1997 ... and Florida!

A 45-year-old paroled registered sex offender who got his jollies patting his belly and exposing his junk to lady shoppers has pleaded guilty to being the Orange County mall flasher, immediately earning a 10 year state prison sentence.

Patrick Dodenhoff, Paroled Pervert, Pleads Not Guilty to Being Prolific Shopping Mall Flasher

Patrick Dodenhoff accepted a plea deal that had him copping to eight felony counts of indecent exposure. A conviction without the admission of guilt would have set him up for an additional two years in the can.

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Brea Police Department
Brea Mall flasher visual match!
He has an ... ahem ... colorful history. According to online records, Dodenhoff was popped at least seven times for indecent exposure from 2007 to 2008. He was also convicted Nov. 22, 1999, of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 16 in Santa Rosa, Florida, where he was forced to register as a sex offender. But Florida's pervert database indicates he later moved to an "unknown" part of California.

That Cali area was known by September 2008, when Dodenoff became the subject of weird news columns published across the country. Police responding to an indecent exposure report chased him from Atascadero to Pismo Beach, where the then-39-year-old was found hiding in brush near Pirate's Cove. So what's so weird about that? It's a nude beach. Flasher? Done in at nude beach? Get it?

OK, weird-ironic would be more accurate.

Dodenhoff was released from prison last December and living in San Luis Obispo. The parolee removed his GPS monitoring device on March 3 and came down south for his sicko playtime.

Besides admitting to flashing his junk in Brea, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Huntington Beach and Laguna Hills, Dodenhoff conceded he had failed to register as a sex offender in 2009, according to prosecutors.

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Donna
Donna

Wow, 10 years! For jiggling his junk. Gross, true, but 10 years! Wow, just wow. Somewhere I read that a prisoner costs the California tax payer 48,000 per year. How much does an Elementary School Teacher cost the tax payer? Priorities?

So lets all be happy that this guy is locked up for a decade. Just don't be complaining when your kid has 50 classmates or there is no way you can pay for college tuition.

mhip
mhip

I'm typing naked...

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

the dem war on women continues


bet yo most of the judges are dems who let him stay in public to show his pubics

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Oh, but registered sex offenders never reoffend.... 

Riiiiiiiight.


Lock him up for good, he should have never been out in the first place.


949girl
949girl topcommenter

So what exactly would he do?  Obviously he wasn't walking around nude.  Would he target a specific person and then flash her?  From what distance?  He's definitely disgusting and gross.  I can't imagine going out and flashing people.  It's got to be pretty traumatic to see that.  

Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

What are the odds he'll serve all 10 years? Ten years seems like a lot of time. The only sentences that are longer than that are for murder and bringing peanuts onto an elementary school campus.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@sweetliberty17761776 

Sorry, but, as a woman I'm much more concerned about the Republicans chipping away at my right to choose...and telling me who to marry.

Lenn
Lenn

@whateveryousay Not sure where you read or heard such a statistic... 'never' is a tough absolute. Maybe you are referring to the fact, solidified by study after study, that those required to register under PC 290 re-offend in numbers drastically lower than commonly believed by those not educated on the subject. 

According to those studies anywhere between 2 and 5% re-offend. That means that 19 out of 20 sexual offenses are committed by those not on the registry. Still too many but nowhere near what is commonly believed, especially given that most convicted criminals will re-offend in the 50%+ range (CDCR data). Of course this guy's repeated weenie-wagging will count as a (8?) sex crime re-offense(s) and be incorporated in the next year's figures just like a violent rape would. After all, a sex crime is a sex crime. Like a sex offender is a sex offender.

What I am gleaning from this particular case is that being on the registry not only did not prevent this guy's re-offense, it did nothing of the kind for latter 7 of the 8 times up and down the Golden State. Call me unrealistic, but I would expect him to be apprehended and arrested after the first incident. Maybe after he cut off the GPS Monitor? If not, what is the point?

Given that the whole sex offender registry is purported to protect the public by preventing sex crimes, this case appears to illustrate that it does no such thing, not one, not 8, and, as such, is an abject failure.

But as long everyone 'feels' safe....

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@949girl In the surveillance video I saw, he planted himself in a department store, say near cosmetics, pulled his pants down and as ladies were walking up patted his belly and said something to get them to look in that direction. A real pro!

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@949girl 

Being nude doesn't necessarily mean being sexual...although it will get you an "indecent exposure" charge. This guy, however, showed only his genitals to ladies to shock them for the purpose of his own sexual gratification...that's just creepy.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle @sweetliberty17761776


agree


they are lunatics / hypocrites for trying to pass law that limits others freedom


now if we can just get people not having to pay for others "healthcare"


then those who are against abortion would have less defense for their actions 

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@Lenn @whateveryousay I would support that those on the registry only reoffend at only a 2-5% rate because they are on the registry.  Those not on the registry do commit more sex crimes.  Maybe they commit more crimes because they are not on the registry.  It seems that the registry is an effective deterrent once offenders are on it.


What you are saying is that those on the registry commit fewer sex crimes than those not on the registry.


Lenn
Lenn

@whateveryousay @Lenn Well, if your assertion that the registry deters re-offense were true, why would there not be a registry for all criminals? Make a dent in that 50%+ re-offense rate for criminals like murderers, bank robbers, drunk drivers, wife beaters, etc etc?

Furthermore, since most sex crimes are committed by males not yet registered, about one third of those by juveniles themselves, why not put every man and boy on a registry in order to PREVENT sex crimes against children in the first place? That is a concept I could get behind. If it saves one child...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@whateveryousay ... you have any verifiable statistics to support your assertion on offender registry recidivism ?



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Lenn @whateveryousay


Yes, REGISTER and OSTRACIZE ALL CRIMINALS, with area restrictions such as DUI offenders can't live near liquor stores. burglars can't live near other houses, thieves can't live near money, etc, etc.



whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @whateveryousay I didn't assert it, she did. I was pointing out the glaring flaw in her argument against sexual offender registries.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay Judging from your continual rantings against the sex offender registries one might ask you if you have to register?  Maybe a family member? 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@whateveryousay " I didn't assert it, she did."


Then learn how to properly quote, attribute and italicize other peoples' comments.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@whateveryousay "I'll settle for rapists and pedophiles.  "


Because your blind vengeance renders you a myopic single-issue simpleton.




fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@whateveryousay @DonkeyHotay


The donkey boy is a deviate beyond comparison.  He has late stage AIDS and is bitter and resentful, although he did it to himself.

In other blogs he has admitted to bestiality,  necrophilia, pedophilia, as well as selling drugs to children.  


If you are looking for scum, they don't come any scummier.    

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@whateveryousay ... your blind hatred and insatiable vengeance toward sex offenders still leaves open the question you continually avoid --


When were you molested and by whom?

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @whateveryousay Maybe, just maybe, you could conjure up enough intelligence to actually read what was written and understand the context in which it was placed.  

I think I've figured you out.

Which college did you not get in to or drop out of?

You've probably never served in the military either. Coward.

How does it feel to not be able to afford to travel the world or live near a school?

Did you ever find a woman gullible enough to actually marry you and have kids?  Maybe it's your little cherub that causes you so much grief with the registry.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@whateveryousay ... based upon your puerile emotional stunting and callow rationale, your abuse likely took place around the time you were 10 - 12 years old.



whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @whateveryousay Alright Silence of the Lambs. You can chase ghosts all you like.  You are off base in your assumption that I was molested.

I still haven't read that you don't have to register.  

What's your connection to 10-12 years old?

That oncefallen creep has a connection to 11.  Are you two cut from the same cloth?

stompermc
stompermc

So what if this person does have to register? It doesn't change the facts of the argument. What you are committing is called an "ad hominim" attack. You are attacking the man, not the argument.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@stompermc He has asked me multiple times when I was molested and by whom. He started asking me on another thread quite some time ago. He elevated it this time by trying to estimate an age at which he thinks I was molested.

It may have beed an ad hominem attack, I'll agree, but it was in response to his ad hominem attacks on me.  I was just poking back at him a bit.  Ya' know, a taste of his own medicine.

He is against sexual offender registries in any form and I am not.  I think they need some adjusting but the premise is sound.  He has taken issue with that and has gone after me across multiple threads.





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