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Big Spring Man Arrested for Exposing Himself to Nine Year Old

By Jen Kastner
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING- A Big Spring resident is accused of exposing himself to a child.  

Sgt. Tony Everett with the Big Spring Police Department says last Friday night, officers were called out to the Comanche Trail Park, where a mother claimed a man showed his genitals to her nine year-old daughter. Witnesses say the man was driving a maroon van.  

That same van was later discovered over the weekend at 27-year-old Aaron Lustfeldt's home, as officers were conducting their routine monthly sex offender compliance check on him. According to the Department of Public Safety's website, Lustfeldt is a registered sex offender out of Illinois. He served four years for aggravated criminal sex abuse. 

Lustfeldt reportedly denied any allegations of indecency in the Comanche Trail Park. 

Later on during the weekend, a call came into authorities from a concerned citizen of Big Spring who reported people were posting comments on the "Howard County Trading Post" Facebook page which pertained to a man who was allegedly exhibiting odd behavior and possibly even snapping photos of women at the park, the scenic mountain road and the Wa-Mart parking lot. The comments explained the suspect was seen in that same maroon van. 

After learning that, authorities got a warrant issued for Lustfeldt's arrest, and then took him into custody.

Big Spring Police Department Sgt. Tony Everett tells NewsWest 9, "This type of person doesn't make me angry. It scares me, not for myself, but for the children and the community."

On Tuesday, NewsWest 9 spoke with some concerned mothers at the Comanche Trail Park. They wished to remain anonymous but told us they regularly take their kids to the park to play.

"It's just sad that you can't come to a kid-friendly place anymore without something like that happening, but when you do come, it definitely makes you more aware of your surroundings and it definitely makes you more cautious," one mother said.

"You don't think about that kind of stuff happening where you've chosen to live with your family, but you can't live in fear. You can't keep your kids locked up inside all day. That's not good for them, either," another mother said.

If convicted, Lustfeldt faces two to 10 years behind bars.

An investigation into the allegations continues.

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