A 59 year old Irma man was arrested Tuesday evening 8/27, after Deputies responded to a report of lewd activity in the Town of Rock Falls. The victims both 23 from Merrill reported they were swimming at Tug Lake Recreational Area when they saw the suspect at a picnic table at the park watching them. They thought the suspect was taking pictures of them on his cell phone which caused them to remain in the water despite their desire to leave the park. While they were waiting for the man to leave he pulled down his pants and exposed his underwear to them.
A short time later more people showed up at the park and the girls thought it was safe to leave. They went to the changing room and while one guarded the door the other girl used the facilities. As they were doing this the man went up to the window of the changing room and held his camera phone up to the window. The victims noted they could hear the distinctive sound of the shutter clicking as the man stood there. The suspect then left the area but thanks to a detailed description of his vehicle the suspect was found minutes later parked at the Larson Lake wayside. The suspect voluntarily handed over his phone and denied the allegations against him.
The man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and was charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and a felony count for capturing an image of nudity without consent. At a bond hearing the next day the man was released from the Lincoln County Jail on a signature bond.