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, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.