A Springfield man is facing indecent exposure charges after police say he stood naked inside his home as a 7-year-old boy and his mother walked by.
Twenty-nine-year-old Eric Williamson denies any wrongdoing and says any exposure was accidental.
"Yes, I wasn't wearing any clothes but I was alone, in my own home and just got out of bed. It was dark and I had no idea anyone was outside looking in at me," Williamson told MyFoxDC.com in his defense. "I'm a loving dad — any of my friends would tell you that," Williamson said. "There is not a chance on this planet I would ever, ever do anything like that to a kid."
But Fairfax County Police see it differently. Spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings said the woman and her son first saw Williamson standing naked inside his doorway as they walked along a path outside his home. Police say Williamson then followed the two from inside his home and exposed himself again through a large front window.
Police would not pursue a case based on inadvertent exposure, Jennings said.
Officers were out in Williamson's neighborhood lWednesday ooking for others who might have seen him
The charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.