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Man caught masturbating in Valpo laundromat, police say
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Man caught masturbating in Valpo laundromat, police say

Robert Bodamer

Robert Bodamer's booking photo from earlier in October

VALPARAISO — A Winfield man was taken to jail early Friday after he was allegedly seen exposing himself and masturbating inside a Valparaiso laundromat, police say.

Robert Bodamer, 46, faces a misdemeanor count of public indecency, according to Valparaiso police.

Join Cpl. Jerry Patrick, as he patrols the hallways of Lake Central and Kahler Middle School.

Police said they were dispatched about 2:30 a.m. Friday to Lady Bug Cleaners at 1607 Calumet Ave. in reference to a man sitting in a massage chair masturbating.

Officers found Bodamer still in the act with his hand down his pants and his eyes closed when they arrived, according to the incident report. The accused quickly removed his hand from his pants and admitted to police what he was doing.

Another man and his wife told police they also saw Bodamer exposing himself.

Bodamer was handcuffed and taken to Porter County Jail, police said.

Bodamer has criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance charges pending in Porter County, the former from earlier this month, court records show.

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Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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