Man arrested for “flashing” in Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Topeka authorities have arrested a man who’s accused of flashing people at the state park near the Governor’s mansion.

Officer Patrick Saleh with the Capitol Police that officers received reports earlier this month from visitors at the Kaw River State Park of a man flashing people, including children. Capitol Police and Topeka Police then set up a sting operation at the park.

Saleh says the suspect, a 53-year-old man, flashed one of their officers, and was taken into custody Monday. He was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Formal charges are pending. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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