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Former World Bird Sanctuary director agrees to get treatment

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) - Lewd conduct charges are dropped against the former executive director of the World Bird Sanctuary accused of exposing himself multiple times, with the stipulation that he undergo treatment.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city prosecutor in Eureka, Missouri, has agreed not to refile charges if Brian Bissonnette gets weekly treatment for one year.

Bissonnette became director of the suburban St. Louis-based sanctuary in July 2016 after a career in Army intelligence. Multiple ordinance violations last summer accused him of exposing himself to people using a Redbox movie kiosk. He resigned after being suspended from the sanctuary.

Police say Bissonnette told them he first exposed himself accidentally in November 2016 and discovered it gave him an "adrenaline rush" that "he had been missing from his days in the Army."

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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