Winnebago County Sheriff's Police
News Media Release
News Release Number
Information: Public Indecency
Date: May 23,2014
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The evening of March 28, 2014 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the Road Ranger Gas Station at 4980 South Main Street in regards to a man who had exposed himself to an employee.
On arrival the deputies spoke to a clerk at the station who indicated that a white male had been inside of the business and had exposed himself while in the store and also while parked in a vehicle in the lot of the store. There were other employees and customers present inside of the store at the time of the incident.
The subject had left the area prior to the deputies arrival however the suspects license plate number had been obtained.
The vehicle was not located that evening and the case was assigned to Sheriff’s Detectives for additional follow-up.
The results of the investigation were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and an arrest warrant was obtained on May 23,2014 for the below listed subject.
- Aaron R. Brodeski (male DOB 8-5-69/44yrs old)
Brodeski is a Catholic priest in the Rockford Diocese assigned to a parish in Batavia.
The Rockford Diocese and Bishops office were appraised of the investigation and have been very cooperative and helpful.
Father Brodeski turned himself in on the warrant on May 23, 2014 and was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
Father Brodeski is charged with two misdemeanor counts of Public Indecency.
The charges against Father Brodeski are merely accusations. He is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.
THE CORRECT DATE OF THE INCIDENT IS THE EVENING OF MARCH 27,2014.