A 64 year old Riverton man was cited for Lewdness Involving a Child after reports he was exposing himself to young people in a rather unique way.
On May 26, 2016, at about 4:50 PM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the area of the Diamond Fork hot pots in Spanish Fork Canyon on a report that a man was running around naked with bells hanging from his genitals. Deputies spoke to several young witnesses, ages 8 years to 16 years, who reported this man's behavior. When Deputies arrived they found the man, who was clothed by then, near the trailhead parking lot. The suspect, Kenneth Allen Beck, age 64, of Riverton, told Deputies he just likes doing what witnesses described to see their reaction.
Beck has one prior conviction for Lewdness-Indecent Exposure stemming from incidents at a business in Saratoga Springs in October and November of 2005. In those cases Beck entered the business and exposed himself to an employee while he was ordering food. He was convicted of Class B misdemeanor Indecent Exposure in that case. In this incident Beck was cited for Class A misdemeanor Lewdness Involving a Child.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO