Complaint of ‘lewd act’ at Redsands leads to arrest

Man faces two counts of indecency

Nelson police say a man is facing charges after a complaint of a “lewd act” at Red Sands beach on July 23.

“While it is routine for consenting adults to enjoy Red Sands in various states of dress, this subject was reportedly conducting himself in a manner that exceeds the comfort level of other beach goers and met the criteria for a criminal investigation,” Const. Matt Caldwell said in a news release.

Two suspects were identified and police zeroed in on a man who was arrested without incident July 31 and released on an undertaking.

During their investigation, police discovered a similar incident at Red Sands involving the same suspect.

They are recommending two charges of committing an indecent act be laid against the man.

Caldwell thanked members of the public who helped.

“The pictures and statements were invaluable to concluding this file with an arrest and charge recommendation,” he said.

Anyone with further info on the incident can contact Caldwell at 250-354-3919, ext. 659.

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