Editor's note: Because of a reporter's error, attribution was added June 20, 2019, to reflect that charges and plea information came from 86th District Court documents. 

GRAWN — A man on Sunday was seen exposing his genitals in the same area where a rash of similar reports occured in late April.

Capt. Chris Clark of the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office declined to immediately comment on whether the situations are related.

Sunday’s incident took place around 5 p.m. in the area U.S. 31-South between Sawyer Road and County Road 633 in Blair Township, Clark said.

Michael Dennis Gauthier, 52, on April 18, 21 and 22 is accused of exposing himself multiple times, including to a 13-year-old girl. He is facing three indecent exposure misdemeanor charges, according to 86th District Court documents. He pleaded not guilty. An order for a competency evaluation was signed in May. 

The areas, including Sunday's incident, are within a roughly 2-mile area.

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