Former pastor pleads guilty to indecent exposure

Chris Cooper Managing Editor

March 13, 2014

Kevin Lohse, a former pastor for Woodlawn Baptist Church in Russellville, plead guilty to indecent exposure in a Logan County District Court Wednesday afternoon. His sentencing is scheduled for Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. He is currently lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.

Lohse was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 26 in connection with an indecent exposure complaint that played out in a local department store on Feb. 13. According to a police, Lohse, confessed to investigators that he inappropriately exposed himself to a young girl in Burke’s Outlet. Lohse’s seven year old son was with him at the time.

Video surveillance from Burke’s Outlet was obtained by the police, and a still image of Lohse was posted to the Russellville Police Department’s Facebook page asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male. The photo quickly garnered a response of over 600 “shares” and resulted in Lohse turning himself into authorities on Feb. 21st.

According to police, the video showed footage of Lohse with his seven year old son at Burke’s on the day of the incident. He can clearly been seen manipulating the zipper of his pants to expose his genitals, and presenting himself to the juvenile female who was shopping in the junior’s section of Burke’s.