ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) - The man authorities call the 'Baldwin County Flasher' spoke to FOX10 News Thursday. Dana Stegall said he supports a bill that would make indecent exposure a felony.
Stegall has been convicted of flashing women more than two dozen times. His crimes go back to the early 90's.
"I honestly think there should be a tougher law for that. But instead of sticking folks in jail, I think they need to get these folks some therapy. I think that would have helped me," said Stegall.
House Bill 51 is being sponsored by Mobile County Representative Jim Barton. It would make the crime a felony, instead of a misdemeanor.
Stegall was released from jail Monday for an exposure crime that happened in Loxley in 2010. He denies committing that crime despite the conviction, but admits he used to flash women years ago.
"Yeah I did it. But it started off as fun. But now I am trying to turn my life around," said Stegall.
Stegall says that fun turned into an addiction.
But when his problem got out of control, he wanted the court to get him psychological help.
"I tried to volunteer for therapy and everything years ago. I was denied. The judges in Bay Minette, their therapy is to put you in jail as long as you can go. That is their basic therapy on it," said Stegall, "I had to get my own therapy through God and praying."
Barton doesn't think rehabilitation is the best option.
"We are $700 million dollars short in general fund. We just don't have the funds to do it at this point," said Barton in a previous interview.
The legislation must still be voted on by the House of Representatives and there is no word yet on when that will happen.
The Baldwin County Flasher told FOX10 news reporter Hubert Tate he has submitted his life to Christianity and apologized to his victims.
"I promise you Hubert, I won't do it again," said Stegall.
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