An East Moline man will spend his 50th birthday in jail after being arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure Tuesday.
Keith Fehr, who turns 50 today, was arrested at Mitchell Park, 431 30th Ave., East Moline, at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday. He was in the Rock Island County Jail Wednesday afternoon on $2,500 bond, according to a jail staffer.
Court records indicate he is charged in Rock Island County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of public indecency and one misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation of a child.
Police were called to the park for a report of a person exposing himself. East Moline police Capt. John Reynolds said in a press release that when officers arrived at the park, they found Mr. Fehr exposing his genitals.
A photo of Mr. Fehr taken by police after his arrest shows him wearing a black, short-sleeved, v-neck dress that came to just above his knees, as well as black shoes.
Capt. Reynolds said the sexual exploitation charge stemmed from the fact that when Mr. Fehr was allegedly exposing himself, there were children in the park. He said witnesses did not report any contact between Mr. Fehr and the children in the park.
No future court dates have been set for Mr. Fehr, according to court records.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.