June 15, 2012
MADERA — Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz announced today that Bryan Burgdorf, age 42, of Oakhurst, was convicted on June 14, of misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and battery.
Deputy District Attorney Dina Petrushenko presented evidence to a jury that on July 29 2011, the intoxicated Burgdorf accosted a 14-year-old boy on the shore at Bass Lake.The boy retreated following the battery but, was pursued by Burgdorf. Burgdorf caught up, and exposed himself to the minor and another adult. When Petrushenko finished introducing her evidence and rested her case, Burgdorf let the court know he did not wish to proceed further with the trial and promptly pled guilty to both charges.
Judge Charles Wieland offered him the option of community service or county jail as punishment. However, a tearful Burgdorf told the Court he would suffer more if he was jailed. Wieland sentenced Burgdorf to five days in jail and three years of probation, and ordered him to pay a $500 fine. Burgdorf will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and may not own or possess a firearm for 10 years.
“I am pleased that Ms. Petrushenko’s strong presentation of the case was so compelling that Mr. Burgdof decided to admit guilt and request punishment,” said District Attorney Michael Keitz.