MASON CITY, IA – 68-year-old Douglas Petersen of Swaledale, Iowa was charged with indecent exposure after an incident that occurred on June 2012 at the Mason City YMCA. Today, District Associate Judge Annette Boehlje reviewed his trial by the minutes from March 15, 2013 and determined that Petersen was guilty of the charge. He was sentenced to one year probation and will have to register as a sex offender. He will also have to pay a civil penalty of $200 and will have to submit a physical specimen for DNA profiling.
Petersen was one of three men charged in the June 2012 incident. In February, David Escher was also given a deferred judgment after a trial by the minutes. He was sentenced to one year probation and had to register as a sex offender. Dennis Vrba is scheduled to go to trial for two charges of indecent exposure on May 7th.