Jury finds exposer not guilty of felony

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County jury found a Lufkin man not guilty of indecency with a child by exposure but guilty of indecent exposure, which is a misdemeanor.

According to defense attorney Al Charanza, both sides agreed on a 180-day jail sentence and a year probation for Daniel Medina. As part of the sentence, Medina must wear a remote alcohol monitor for 90 days after his jail sentence.

Medina was charged with conducting lewd behavior at his Lufkin home with children present.

Charanza said he believed the jury felt Medina did not know children were present at the time of his actions.

"We're very pleased with the verdict," Charanza said. "He has accepted and apologized for his conduct and appreciated the jury's decision. There was no question he was guilty of the misdemeanor charge."

"I would've been happier if they would've found him guilty for what he was charged with since I felt like that was the right charge," Prosecuting Attorney Art Bauereiss said.

During opening arguments, Charanza said Medina had been drinking and that combined with his diabetes was to blame for his actions on June 7, 2008.