"Crusty" Towel, Lotion Key To Indecency Bust

Illinois man, 55, arrested for lewd homecoming activity


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School Dance Indecency

OCTOBER 28--An Illinois man is due in court this week in connection with his arrest for masturbating in a car outside a high school homecoming dance, a lewd act allegedly facilitated by a bottle of Suave lotion and a “crusty” pink towel.

Curtis Hutchings, 55, was arrested last Saturday night shortly after a group of female students reported that a naked guy was pleasuring himself inside a Chevrolet Monte Carlo opposite the main entrance to Belleville Township High School East.

Situated in the parking lot’s front row, Hutchings’s vehicle “had an unobstructed view of the students arriving and leaving the dance,” according to a revolting police report.

When officers approached Hutchings, they noticed he was dressed in a strapless pink tutu-style dress and high heels. Told of the report that he was naked and masturbating, “Hutchings denied any knowledge of the incident.”

However, as cops noted, a bottle of hand cream was on the passenger side floorboard and a pink towel was on the seat next to Hutchings. The car was also filled with women’s clothing (“Hutchings stated that he is transgender”). Asked about the towel and hand cream, Hutchings reportedly explained that “the towel is to masturbate on to.” He offered no comment about the hand cream.

A patrolman described Hutchings’s hands as appearing “greasy and shiny.” The officer also felt compelled to provide further details of the crime scene: “The towel was covered with off white crusty stains. A few of the stains appeared wet.”

Belleville Police Department Officer Dan Cook then drew the short straw and had to seize the towel and lotion, which were subsequently brought to the evidence room at police headquarters.

Hutchings, pictured in the above mug shot, was charged with felony public indecency since the alleged incident occurred at a school. Free on $5000 bond, he is scheduled for a November 1 preliminary hearing in Circuit Court. (2 pages)