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Jury convicts man for flashing girl at Lowe's

A Camden County jury has convicted a man who exposed himself to a girl in Lowe’s of felony child molestation and public indecency, which is a misdemeanor.

Robert Shelton Holzheuser, 40, of Kingsland was convicted May 18 after a two-day trial with Superior Court Judge Roger Lane presiding. Holzheuser faces up to 20 years in prison. He will be sentenced at a later date. The case was prosecuted by assistant district attorney Katie Gropper.

The girl’s mother reported the incident to the Kingsland Police Department on Dec. 23, 2015, and said a man had exposed himself to her 9-year-old daughter twice on Dec. 22 at Lowe’s in Kingsland.

The family was shopping when a man started walking closely behind them.

“Her daughter suddenly became frightened, began crying and wanted to leave the store,” according a KPD press release.

After they left, the girl told her father what had happened and later described the man to police.

KPD officers checked the store’s video surveillance footage and identified a suspect then arrested Holzheuser with the assistance of Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Holzheuser confessed to the crime in a police interview.

Holzheuser is a Navy chief assigned to the USS Georgia at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

The district attorney would like to thank KPD investigator Brian Aligood and NCIS Special Agent Jason Boswell for their work on the caseand the jurors for hearing the case.

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