Man suspected of lewdness at North Logan Walmart waives preliminary hearing and pleads not guilty

Booking photo for Cory L. Bradford (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 58-year-old Preston, Idaho man has been bound over on charges that he allegedly exposed himself multiple times at a North Logan department store. Cory L. Bradford waived his right to a preliminary hearing, where a judge would have determined if prosecutors had sufficient evidence to justify the case.

Bradford appeared in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon. He was previously charged with two counts of lewdness involving a child, a third-degree felony; and two counts of misdemeanor lewdness.

According to court staff, Bradford pleaded “not guilty” to the charges and was ordered to appear again in court for a pre-trial conference March 9. He was again prohibited from having any contact with minors and be trespassed from all Walmart stores.

According to an arrest warrant, North Park police reported two girls saw a man that matched Bradford’s description at the department store on December 1. The alleged victims said the suspect exposed himself to them and then touched himself inappropriately.

Officers reviewed security camera footage from the store. It showed the suspect walking through the clothing department and fondling himself.

As the investigation continued, store employees reported a similar unsolved incident that occurred earlier on July 4. At that time, a man that again matched Bradford’s description was seen allegedly putting merchandise down the front of his pants.

As the employee continued to observe the suspect, they realized that the zipper on the front of the man’s pants was open, exposing himself. They followed the man out of the store and observed him driving away in a white pickup truck, with Idaho plates.

Officers contacted the Preston Police Department with a description of the truck and a partial license plate number. They learned it was owned by Bradford. They also discovered that the suspect had a prior conviction for lewdness involving a child.

Bradford is currently out of jail on bail. He could face up to five years in prison.

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