BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Brandyn Maxey, 19, of Santa Fe was sentenced by Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Jan. 30 on three charges of indecent exposure.
Brandyn Maxey, 19, was interviewed by Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking Nov 19, 2018 and confessed to exposing himself to three women who were victims in three different LAPD cases. He also admitted to a fourth incident but LAPD did not have a fourth exposure complaint.
The charges relate to incidents in August 2017 and on Sept. 20 and Nov. 1, 2018. A statement of probable cause filed by Wolking in Los Alamos Magistrate Court indicates Maxey exposed himself in one incident for a $20 bet.
During his interview with Wolking, Maxey was asked how he picked his victims and replied that he “just saw them in the moment” and “made a wrong decision”, that he guessed, “they were just in the wrong spot at the wrong time.”
Wolking’s report said Maxey became a suspect after the Nov. 1, 2018 incident when he was observed on a security camera in the area and matched the description of a suspect. Using the image, Wolking made the identification which he confirmed with a driver’s license photo. That photo was shown to the three victims in a photo lineup and then two of the victims met with a sketch artist.
In court, Jan. 30, Wolking said Maxey has expressed remorse and mentioned alcohol being involved. He called him in for an interview he admitted to the indecent exposures. In the interview he expressed remorse. He mentioned alcohol being involved.
Wolking told the Court that Maxey wrote a letter addressed to each victim saying he was sorry and that he, Wolking, had called each victim and read it to them. He said the victims and their families had chosen not to be present in court but had offered suggestions for sentencing. Maxey told the Court that he is deeply sorry for what he did.
In return for pleading no contest to the three charges, Maxey was sentenced to 364 days in jail for each count with the jail time suspended. He was placed on supervised probation for two years. He was also ordered to participate in alcohol screening and treatment as determined by Adult Probation and Parole, participate in the Aspen program and perform 40 hours of community service.