AUGUSTA — Police have charged a Wayne man with indecent conduct after he allegedly tried to expose himself to children last week at Eastside Boat Landing Park.

David Smith, 65, of Wayne, was issued the summons after police investigated reports that a man had exposed himself around 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Augusta park.

Children were playing in the area at the time of the incident, said Deputy Chief Jared Mills, of the Augusta Police Department, in a news release Friday morning.

According to several witnesses interviewed by police, Smith’s intent appeared to be exposing himself to the children, Mills said in response to emailed questions.

“The case was highly publicized on social media,” Mills added.

Officer Laura Drouin initially responded to the incident and interviewed witnesses there, said Mills, but Drouin and officers with the Maine State Police were unable to locate Smith.

Detective Jesse Brann was assigned to the case, Mills said. Smith was charged Thursday with indecent conduct after Brann found and interviewed him.

Augusta police were not able to provide a mug shot of Smith.