Indecent Exposure in Area Parks
By: CJ Cassidy
Cape Girardeau, MO -I
t's a disturbing problem that hit some of
irardeau's biggest parks in recent years.
en lurking in or near park bathrooms
hoping to engage strangers in illegal sexual activity.
recent arrest at
ark has some wondering what's next.
olice got an anonymous tip someone was exposing himself in one of the park
undercover officers checked it out
and the handwriting on the wall led them right to their suspect
writing indicated that
looking for a sexual encounter
on that date," Patrolman Jason Selzer with the Cape Girardeau Police Department says.
hen police didn't find their suspect inside the restroom
they went outside.
, so they
and found they
the restroom with him and he
looking for sexual activity
," Selzer says.
olice arrested 40
inton, a school bus driver
based out of
inton's since been issued a summons by the city for indecent exposure.
e did see some of this in
late nineties and in 2002 and 2003 we did operations to where several people were caught
," police say.
elzer calls the
ark incident an isolated one
but administrators at a Christian daycare across from the park can't believe it happened
especially right in the middle of the day.
e have church activities there
, and we're
concerned there maybe activities taking place there may endanger kids or expose them to something they don't need to see
," Denise R
with Wee Care Daycare says. She
hopes her students can continue to use the park for field trips
she and her teachers plan on staying extra vigilant.
e don't have a lot of males on staff
so female teachers who are very responsible
have to take boys in to girl's restro
om," Roop says.
olice ask you to keep an eye out as well.
hey say if you notice any suspicious activity in a park