A McAlester man charged with 14 counts of lewd exhibition is free on $35,000 bond.

Charges against John Michael Smith, 25, were initially filed Thursday, when an arrest warrant was issued against him. At that time, the charges included 13 counts of lewd exhibition of person and one count of lewd or indecent proposal or acts to a child under 16. The charges were amended this week to the 14 counts of lewd exhibition.

If convicted, Smith faces fines of $500 to $20,000, imprisonment for 30 days to 10 years, or both, on each count.

Prosecutors asked that Smith be held in lieu of $140,000 bond, but citing the facts that Smith is not a flight risk and has strong community ties, Special Judge Donnita Wynn ordered bond set at $35,000, according to Assistant District Attorney Richard Hull.

Court documents indicate that between October and Feb. 22, Smith is alleged to have exposed himself to girls passing near his residence on East Monroe Avenue.

According to a police report filed in the case, Smith is alleged to have repeatedly exposed himself by standing in the open doorway or window of his home as McAlester cheerleaders passed on their way to or from school. Only one of the 14 alleged victims was 18 years old. Five were under the age of 16.

Smith’s next court appearance will be Friday.

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