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Milford Man Arrested on Exposure Charges

A Milford man has been charged with three counts of indecent exposure and one count of lewdness.

A 42-year-old man is accused of repeatedly exposing himself on Sumner Street, including in front of a mother and children waiting for a school bus.

Michael S. Bourie, of 14 Birmingham Ct., Milford, was arrested Thursday on three counts of indecent exposure and one count of open and gross lewdness, Milford Police stated in a press release. 

The charges followed a complaint made by a woman, who said a man had exposed himself on three days over the past week, while she was waiting with her children for the school bus on Sumner Street, said Milford Police Detective Jason Ball.

On two occasions, the woman said, he urinated in view of herself and the children. On a third occasion, this Tuesday, she said she saw him expose himself while masturbating.

After the third complaint, detectives set up surveillance Thursday morning, and observed Bourie cross the road — after the bus came and went — and exposed himself as he urinated in view of traffic on Sumner Street, Ball said.

Bourie was arraigned on the charges at Milford District Court. Following a competency hearing Friday, District Judge Robert Calagione released Bourie on conditions including that he live with his parents, have no contact with the victims, and that he undergo an evaluation at Milford Regional Medical Center.

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In the competency hearing, a court-appointed forensic psychologist said Bourie is diagnosed with a psychiatric illness and is being treated by a psychiatrist. Dr. Alan Schonberger said he has concerns about whether Bourie is mentally competent to face the charges. 

"He is quite convinced that because someone is charged with a crime, they are probably going to be found guilty," Schonberger said.

Schonberger said he will continue to evaluate Bourie over the next several weeks. He told the judge his client did not pose a danger to himself or the community.

Bourie is next scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 29.

Andie October 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM
"Schonberger said he will continue to evaluate Bourie over the next several weeks. He told the judge his client did not pose a danger to himself or the community." Not a danger?? Really??? Exposing oneself in front of kids in public IS dangerous and I bet he's been doing it for a long time.
Digger October 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Perhaps the judge in this case has lost his perspective of justice? I know for a fact it isn't the first time this particular judge has shown a lack of competance and wisdom. He is well known by local lawyers as pretty blind to the facts of a case and commonly issues unfair and unjust orders.
Mr Nobody October 16, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Here is a clown that lives at Birmingham Court on Sumner St. In a one bedroom apartment and you and I the tax payers are paying for his housing, and he got arrested on Exposure Charges, the reason (exposing oneself in front of kids in public). And the court sent him home, think about this, interesting. The Milford Police Department got dump on again for doing an outstanding job, its not right what the judge did too the Police Offices for apprehending this clown. Good try Milford P.D. I tip my hat of to you.
Tippy Doodle October 16, 2012 at 02:03 AM
FYI He is not a clown. He is mentally handicapped. He needs help and cant get it living at Brirmingham.. The reason he is living at BC is because the residence he was living at burned down. All those who were displaced were brought to BC. He needs inpatient care for sure and to be away from kids
em ayce October 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Your all wrong. He is mentally handicapped but has not done anything wrong. The police should know that he has mental issues and to deal with them appropriately instead of plastering this misinformation all over the news. It looks bad to the uninformed reader but isn't what you think. He has no criminal history and has never done anything wrong in his whole life. Anyone who acutally knows him will tell you he is the nicest person that would never knowingly do anything wrong. Hes mentally challenged and says things that may be misinterpreted easily, but that is common with this type of sickness.

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