An Eastlake, Ohio city employee claims that members the female office staff collected images of his genitals that were taken at a so-called private parts "contest." Tom Meyer reports.
An Ohio city employee exposed himself and sent photos of his genitals to a co-worker as part of a "contest of private parts," according to NBC affiliate WKYC.
Eastlake building inspector Rich Vild told Channel 3 News he dropped his pants in front of two female co-workers in September in the parking lot of a night club. Vild also sent a photo of his penis to a different female colleague's cell phone.
The inspector told WKYC he regrets his "stupid" actions every day, but he said that many city hall employees were involved.
"A couple people go out and have a couple drinks and people coerce you into doing something," Vild said.
"There were other people there who were supposed to do the same thing. I left after that, so I don't know what happened."
A colleague even used one of the snapshots as a screen saver for her work computer, Vild said.
Mayor Ted Andrzejewski told WKYC he had no idea the contest was happening on city time, but said he would start checking computers for obscene photos. Vild was suspended for two days in February, but the mayor did not contact police.
Andrzejewski told Channel 3 he didn't think any laws have been broken. But according to the police chief, exposing yourself could violate public indecency laws and texting unsolicited photos of a sexual nature could constitute pandering obscenity, WKYC reported.
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