Machesney Park man sentenced for public indecency in front of Girl Scouts

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Machesney Park man has been sentenced for public indecency that occurred last year.

According to court records, Austin Ekberg, 22, of Machesney Park, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation on Tuesday.

Police say the incident in March of 2018 in the parking lot of Crimson Ridge on N. Perryville Rd. where several girls were selling Girl Scout cookies.

Officers were told that several young girls, all under the age of 13, were approached by a vehicle driven by Ekberg. When the girls approached the vehicle they noticed that Ekberg had his pants pulled down, exposing his genitalia.

The charge of sexual exploitation was against Ekberg was dropped.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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