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Warrant: Man exposed himself at IMAX Theater at Marbles

Posted April 27
Updated April 28

Fred Dravis, 60, of 2800 Brentwood Road, was charged with sexual battery and indecent exposure.
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— A man was arrested Wednesday for exposing himself at the IMAX Theater at Marbles in Raleigh, according to an arrest warrant.

Fred Dravis, 60, of 2800 Brentwood Road, was charged with indecent exposure to a minor, sexual battery, indecent exposure and resisting an officer.

A police spokesman said that, while no children directly witnessed Dravis exposing himself, there were children present in the theater at the time.

Arrest warrants state that the exposure happened inside the theater while Dravis was touching the leg of a woman and staring at her. Marbles President Sally Edwards reiterated that Dravis touched the leg of an adult.

Arrest warrants state that Dravis, when confronted by police officers, refused to stop and ran away.

According to his arrest warrant, Dravis is a fugitive in Pennsylvania for another indecent exposure charge.

Dravis was being held at the Wake County jail under $120,000 bond Wednesday night. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 19.


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  • Jimmy Ray Apr 28, 8:49 p.m.
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    Why is this man in trouble? If he claimed to be transgender and used the little girls room and they saw his genitals would this sill be considered a crime? Uhmmm.... Makes you think.

  • Fanny Chmelar Apr 28, 5:18 p.m.
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    I agree. The SO registry has become the Windows Vista of public protection programs. It needs major overhauling to regain effectiveness. I had a friend get conned by a 15 year old through lies and fake pics - they're now on the SO reg. and taking up taxpayer resources... for sexually flirting with someone who was "26".

    Women packing weapons in the bathroom is going to be quite unfortunate, mostly because the fear they are being fed is so off-base. They should be packing all the time, actually.

    80% of rape victims knew the perpetrator.
    25% of women are estimated to experience sexual violence at the hands of their partner.
    In elderly women, over 80% were abused by their caregiver, nearly 80% by family members, 40% being sons.
    60% of rapes occur in their home or home of a relative, or friend.
    Besides women, nearly 100,000 men are forcibly raped each year in the US.

    Most dangerous place for being sexually assaulted: with a loved one.

  • John Townsend Apr 28, 4:24 p.m.
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    Under Charlotte style rules, which the first poster implied was the preference, private businesses are forced to allow anyone who claims they identify as a woman in the woman's room.

  • Johnathan Gault Apr 28, 2:29 p.m.
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    To your point Yaschi, our current SO registry needs to be amended. LE is spending most of the time "administrating," non-violent, misdemeanor SO's, whose offenses did not involve children. They do not have the time to concentrate on felonious pedophiles. They need to reform SO laws so LE has the time to concentrate on the real predators.

    Fred has some serious issues, and wherever he lands needs professional help.

    Where's a can of pepper spray when you need it. I suspect if they overturn HB2, plenty of women will be packing.

  • John Smith Apr 28, 12:35 p.m.
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    I think I understand where John is going with this. This weirdo gets his jollies by showing his (assumably) teenie weenie to women. Under Charlotte's rules he could more easily do so by gaining admission to say... a locker room and just go flopping around.
    I agree with that theory, but I don't think it would give him the same gratification....Of course, I'm no psychologist.
    If there is such a thing as a plus side to this pervert, it would be that he doesn't seem to be a pedo since he targeted an adult female and the kids did not witness the act. Sorry for the woman that had to deal with this sicko.

  • Amy Whaley Apr 28, 12:22 p.m.
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    Made a reference to another article on WRAL... apologize for the mix up.

  • Amy Whaley Apr 28, 12:19 p.m.
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    According to the Charlotte ordinance, this man doesn't have to dressed like a woman and he doesn't have to go to the children's theatre, he can legally go into the women's restroom, bath house, changing rooms, locker rooms any where as long as he said he thought he was a woman and do his thing. I believe the Charlotte City ordinance was a set up in this election year to create grandstanding for candidates. Even the article says "that critics say can allow discrimination against members of the LGBT community." Critics say? Where are the fact checks WRAL? I did find this article which explains exactly what HB2 does...http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ignore-the-hype-here-s-what-employers-66257/

  • John Townsend Apr 28, 11:42 a.m.
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    Of course this had nothing to do with HB2. The first poster brought it up to bash HB2 and I pointed out how Charlotte style rules make it easier for creeps (no dress required, women don't have to adhere to your cisgender norms).

  • Tripp Weiland Apr 28, 11:40 a.m.
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    Well, there is no locker room at the Imax theater or at Marbles so your comment has no relevance to the situation. In addition IMAX/Marbles are private business and as such can institute their own bathroom policy under HB-2 so once again, no relevance.

  • Johnny Malaria Apr 28, 11:34 a.m.
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    What's that got to do with anything? This wasn't in a bathroom. Claiming to be one gender or another is completely irrelevant to what happened in this case. He was (I presumed) dressed as a man and wasn't claiming to be a woman. This shows the folly of HB2.