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Catholic priest in Rockford Diocese charged with two counts of public indecency
Online Staff Report
The evening of March 27, Winnebago County sheriff’s deputies were sent to the Road Ranger Gas Station at 4980 S. Main St. 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 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 the store at the time of the incident.
The subject had left the area prior to the deputies’ arrival. However, the suspect’s 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 for Aaron R. Brodeski, 44.
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. According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, the Diocese and Bishops office “have been very cooperative and helpful.”
Father Brodeski turned himself in on the warrant May 23 and was held at Winnebago County Jail.
Father Brodeski is charged with two misdemeanor counts of public indecency.
Posted May 23, 2014