Man arrested for exposing himself to sunbather

James Watson, photo courtesy of J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Myrtle Beach police arrested a man they say showed himself to two women sunbathing on two different days.

Police arrested James Watson Saturday for Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct and Indecent Exposure and simple possession of Marijuana, and possession of Crack Cocaine.

Watson was arrested at his home on Saturday, where police found a small quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana.

The first woman told police she was lying on the beach in the afternoon on August 26 and when she opened her eyes, a man was standing above her exposed.

She said when she stood up, the man ran behind the dune line and disappeared.

On September 3, another woman said she was lying on the beach in the area of 50th Avenue North, when she felt something tapping her thigh. When she opened her eyes, she said she saw Watson touching her thigh and exposing himself, according to the police report.