45-Year-Old Man Arrested for Indecent Act at Washington Park Playground (Photo)

May 08, 2014 10:40


This morning, Thursday May 8, 2014, at 7:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the playground in Washington Park near Elephant House on the report of a man masturbating while seated on a park bench. Portland Parks & Recreation Park Rangers called to report the incident and were keeping an eye on the man until police arrived.

Officers arrived at the park and took the man into custody without incident. The man, 45-year-old Jasen Tod Peterson of Aloha, was dressed in women's clothing and was wearing a rainbow-colored wig.

No children or adults were in the park at the time of the incident.

Peterson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Public Indecency and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.



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