WEBSTER – Webster Police responded to a call on Thursday, May 21 around 4 PM from an 18-year-old woman who reported a man committing a lewd act at Memorial Beach.
The woman was at the beach with her four-year-old sister and reported a man sitting on a swing, allegedly masturbating.
The first officer to arrive on the scene positioned himself to prevent a suspect escaping into the woods nearby. He immediately noticed a man matching the description reported by the caller.
Three other officers soon arrived on the scene and began questioning the suspect. They identified the suspect as Tanner Desrosiers, 27, of Woodstock, CT.
Desrosiers denied masturbating but said the caller may have seen him urinating.
While Desrosiers was being questioned, the caller flagged down the fifth officer that arrived on the scene and identified the suspect. She also reported the suspect was holding his phone while masturbating.
The officers seized the phone as part of the investigation.
Desrosiers was charged with Open and Gross Lewdness and Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. He was released on $290 cash bail.
The incident remains under investigation. Webster Police say further charges may be filed.
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