A Russellville Pastor Admits to Exposing Himself to a Juvenile

"In the video, you can clearly see Mr. Lohse manipulating his zipper , then exposing his penis to the 15 year old girl," said Samantha Reeser, Russellville Police Detective.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- A mother told Russellville Police Department, that a man exposed himself to her fifteen year old daughter, while shopping in the junior's section at Burkes Outlet, on February 13, 2014.

Police say the store's video surveillance camera captured the man's indecent actions.

"In the video, you can clearly see Mr. Lohse manipulating his zipper , then exposing his penis to the 15 year old girl," said Samantha Reeser, Russellville Police Detective.

The man left the scene before police arrived, however, this is not the last time his face would be seen.

"A still image was taken from the video and posted to our Facebook page. We asked the community to help us identify the male. That picture quickly received a lot of attention and obvious concern, which resulted in Mr. Kevin Lohse reporting to the police department on February 21, 2014, to turn himself in," said Samantha Reeser, Russellville Police Detective.

Lohse was not alone while shopping in Burke's Outlet.

"He (Lohse) did say that the small child seen with him in the video, is his seven year old son," said Samantha Reeser, Russellville Police Detective.

Lohse was arrested yesterday, February 26, 2014. Police say he is an acting pastor at Woodlawn Baptist Church, in Russellville.

The church's neighbor says she knows Lohse and has always thought he was a great preacher.

"It's just unbelievable, but you never know. People think just because he is a preacher (pause) well preachers do everything that everyone else is doing," said Ingrid Sweeney, neighbor of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

Sweeney says she has spoken to Lohse numerous times.

"My son goes there all the time and I'm very happy that I never let him stay overnight," said Ingrid Sweeney, neighbor of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

Sweeney says she speaks to deacons of the church often, and says she doesn't feel that Lohse's actions are a fair representation of the church.

"It's not the church. No, it's him. I feel horrible for his family, he must have went through some type of depression or something. Something must not have clicked up there," said Ingrid Sweeney, neighbor of Woodlawn Baptist Church

As of yesterday, Lohse was released from jail. Police say details of the case are pending. Russellville Police want to send a big “thank you” to the community for assisting with this case.


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