Religion

Pastor Exposes Himself to Teen in Store While With Young Son

| by Michael Allen

Kevin Lohse, a pastor at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Russellville, Ky., reportedly confessed to police that he exposed himself to a teenage girl in a Burke’s Outlet store on Feb. 13 while with his 7-year-old son.

According to The Telegraph, an unidentified woman told police that a man exposed his genitals to her 15-year-old daughter as she shopped in the junior’s section.

"In the [store’s surveillance] video, you can clearly see Mr. Lohse manipulating his zipper, then exposing his penis to the 15-year-old girl," Samantha Reeser, a Russellville police detective, told WBKO.

According to the teen, Lohse had a small child with him and left the scene in a van.

"A still image was taken from the video and posted to our Facebook page," added Reeser. "We asked the community to help us identify the male. That picture quickly received a lot of attention and obvious concern, which resulted in Mr. Kevin Lohse reporting to the police department on Feb. 21, 2014, to turn himself in."

Lohse was arrested and released from a local jail on the same day.

Sources: The Telegraph and WBKO