WARSAW — A Bunker Hill man was first banned from all Warsaw city parks, and later charged in a case that police say involved him making lewd comments and gestures to an underaged girl at Warsaw’s Central Park.
Quentin Keith Latham, 36, 3038 East CR 850S, Bunker Hill, is charged with indecent exposure, a class C misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Warsaw police arrived at Central Park on July 7 to respond to a complaint of a man trying to follow a girl into the women’s bathroom.
When officers arrived, they found Latham and began questioning him. Police reported Latham denied the allegations and then began talking and laughing to himself.
When police questioned the girl, they reported her saying that she was in the park with her parents having senior pictures taken and that she had gone toward the bathroom in order to change clothes. She told officers that as she began to head into the bathroom, Latham approached her. She said she told Latham she was underage and asked him to stay away from her. She reported Latham as saying “hey baby,” and “you’re a good looking girl.”
As the girl left and began heading back to her parents, she turned and saw what looked like Latham with his hand down the front of his pants. Police interviewed several other witnesses who corroborated the girl’s story. One woman told police she saw Latham pull his pants down during the incident.
Police received surveillance video and reported that the evidence corroborates much of the victim’s story.
Latham is due in court on July 22 at 1 p.m. for an initial hearing.