Troubled former basketball star Byron Houston told police he fears he'll end up in prison because of his arrest for indecent exposure Wednesday in Oklahoma City, according to a police report released Friday.
Houston, 37, was arrested after a woman told police she saw him masturbating in his vehicle during afternoon rush hour traffic. It is the fourth time he's been arrested for indecent exposure.
He pleaded guilty to indecent exposure charges in 2003, but hasn't been charged in connection with Wednesday's arrest. Judge Ray Elliott sent Houston to treatment instead of prison for the 2003 conviction, and Houston remains on probation.
Houston's attorney says this is a mental health issue. This is true:
Houston's attorney said the arrest is the latest in a painful chain of events for he and his family.
"It's a legal issue, but it's also a mental health issue,” attorney RIchar Anderson said.
Andnerson said it is unfortunate that Houston's celebrity status as a basketball player has caused him to be "ridiculed” for his troubles with the law. He said Houston faces serious mental health issues but is a "loving” man surrounded by a "great” family.
Houston, a registered sex offender, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail.
A series of reports in the UK recently dealt with this issue. Although in this blog we usually talk about the effects of anabolic/androgenic drug, anti-androgen drugs can help people who cannot control urges like exhibitionism control the compulsion.
There are blogs that say Houston is incorrigible. Not true. There is effective treatment.