Self-proclaimed 'Spokane Spanker' arrested after days of attacks

SPOKANE, Wash. – Police in Spokane, Washington, have arrested self-proclaimed "Spokane Spanker" Jonathan Smith.

He is facing 11 counts of assault with sexual motivation in a string of attacks near the campus of Gonzaga University.

Smith came forward to apologize and turn himself in on Wednesday after several attacks were reported.

During an interview with NBC affiliate KHQ, Smith admitted to slapping dozens of women on their backsides, saying that he "saw butts that he liked and slapped them."

“I am sorry and wish all women to feel safe and secure wherever they go," Smith said. "When I decided to do this, I was seeking a thrill. I was doing it to be daring and mischievous, but not malicious. I will not be doing this again. You have my word."

For more, see KHQ's full report