PORTAGE | A Portage woman and an Illinois man were arrested Wednesday afternoon after police found them having a sexual encounter in the back of a van at a city park.

Cheryl Alvarez, 51, and Randy Ott, 45, were both charged with public indecency and public nudity.

Police were called to Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, at approximately 3:40 p.m. Wednesday on the report of a suspicious van.

When police arrived, they found the van parked near a picnic shelter and within 100 yards of a playground populated with children and adults. Inside they found the couple "half naked" and the rear seat of the van folded down into a bed, according to the police report. 

According to police, both said they were simply "cuddling" and being "lovey" and didn't understand the concern because the van's windows were covered.

They were both transported to Porter County Jail.

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Porter County reporter

Joyce has been a staff writer for The Times for more than 20 years. She is the municipal and education reporter for Porter County. She is an amateur genealogist and writes a blog, Remember your Roots, appearing online each Thursday.