Ignacio Martinez, 40, pleaded no contest on Monday to charges of indecent exposure with a prior conviction for the same crime, Wagstaffe said. The judge decided that Martinez suffers from serious mental illness and he has been referred to the Pathways Mental Health Court for consideration.
Martinez climbed through the window Feb. 19 and began masturbating in front of a 37-year-old woman who was doing her laundry, Wagstaffe said. After she pulled out her phone, Martinez fled the scene.
He was later discovered by police hiding in a storage room of another nearby building. Martinez was reportedly under the influence of drugs at the time and prosecutors said he originally entered the building to steal clothes.
The judge in the case waived the jury trial after the plea deal was made on Monday and found Martinez not guilty of residential burglary.
Martinez remains in custody on $150,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 29 for consideration into the Pathways Mental Health Court.