Arrest made in Westwood Lake indecent exposures

NANAIMO – Man accused of exposing himself to women in Westwood Lake Park arrested.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with recent string of indecent exposure incidents at Westwood Lake Park.

Police arrested the suspect Thursday after carrying out a search of his residence in Nanaimo’s south end.

The arrest was made based on evidence gathered in the search in addition to witness statements.

The suspect, who police have not publicly identified pending formal charges, was released on bail Thursday under the condition that he not contact the victims, enter any park in B.C., be within 150 metres of Westwood Lake, nor possess any recording device outside of his home.

Nanaimo RCMP are recommending three counts of indecent exposure against the suspect. The investigation is continuing and more charges could be laid.

The suspect will appear in Nanaimo provincial court Oct. 7.

“This investigation was a priority for the investigators and they are pleased to share with the public this arrest, which hopefully will bring some comfort to users of Westwood Lake,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.