A convicted sex offender who allegedly flashed a woman in a playground pleaded not guilty to a single count of indecent exposure Wednesday.
Michael Welch, 39, was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure around 3:30 p.m. Monday at Serena Hills Park in the 40700 block of Walcott Lane.
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Welch made his first court appearance at the Southwest Justice Center, where Riverside County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rushton increased bail to $50,000.
The suspect also has a prior indecent exposure conviction from 2011 and was on that conviction when this latest arrest occurred.
He was remanded back into custody.
A felony settlement conference was set for May 23 and a May 30 preliminary hearing date was tentatively scheduled.