Sex researcher’s son charged with exposing self
Published: September 6, 2012 11:12AM
Updated: September 6, 2012 11:12AM
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This undated photo provided by the Huron County Sheriff shows William Howell Masters III, 60, of South Hampton, N.Y. Masters, the son of sex research pioneer Dr. William H. Masters, has been charged with exposing himself to a sheriff's deputy and another woman who were posing as recreational kayakers as part of a sting operation on a Michigan river. Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a completely nude Masters yelled for the women's attention Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, then made obscene gestures. (AP Photo/Huron County Sheriff)

Detroit • Authorities are investigating past incidents of indecent exposure along a river in eastern Michigan after the son of a pioneering sex researcher was charged with exposing himself in the area.

Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a completely nude William H. Masters III yelled for the attention of a sheriff’s deputy and another woman posing as recreational kayakers in a sting operation, then made obscene gestures.

Hansen says deputies requested backup from a Michigan conservation officer who nabbed Masters, a 60-year-old Southampton, N.Y., resident who owns property nearby. He’s charged with aggravated indecent exposure.

He didn’t return calls seeking comment Wednesday.

Masters was arrested in New York’s Central Park in May after an officer reported seeing him masturbating. His father was sex research pioneer William H. Masters.