Law Enforcement seeks information on incidents of indecent exposure at Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is a popular place to be near the water, to toss rocks and just relax. Unfortunately, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple complaints of an adult male exposing himself to females in the Paradise Beach area (the Lake Superior shoreline near mile markers 120 and 121, between Colvill and Hovland). The exposure acts have occurred in the presence of adults and children.
One of the latest occurred on Wednesday, August 1, reported by a woman who said the individual had been “stalking”  her group.
The suspect is a white male, balding, between 5’10” and 6’00” tall.
Chief Deputy Leif Lunde said Minnesota State Statute 617.23 Indecent Exposure states: Anyone who willfully and lewdly exposes their private parts in public is guilty of a misdemeanor.  The offense becomes a gross misdemeanor if the offense is committed in the presence of someone under 16 years of age.  The offense becomes a felony if the person has been previously convicted for the same offense.
If you have any information regarding these incidents, please call the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at (218) 387-3030.