The son of a state legislator pled guilty Wednesday of exposing himself and burglary in connection with a series of 2010 incidents around Spartanburg.
The judge sentenced 28-year-old Kevin Parker with time served and five years probation. A decision is upcoming on whether or not he will have to register as a sex offender.
Parker was accused by state prosecutors of flashing several women and breaking into several apartments in 2010. He was also arrested in Columbia that year when University of South Carolina police said they saw him hiding in bushes near a dorm and flashing passing women.
Parker pled guilty Wednesday to three counts of second-degree burglary, eight counts of indecent exposure, one count of first-degree assault and battery and one count of third-degree assault and battery.
He is the son of State Rep. Steve Parker (R-Boiling Springs).
Court officials said a doctor testified that Parker suffered from severe cognitive dysfunction that stems from trauma to the head. However, the doctor said his mental illness could be maintained with good treatment.
Parker’s parents said that they would get their son the help he needed to control his illness, and the younger Parker apologized for his actions.
South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau contributed to this report.