Booking photo for Cory L. Bradford (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)
LOGAN — A 58-year-old Preston, Idaho, man accused of exposing himself at the North Logan Walmart made his first appearance in court. Cory L. Bradford was booked into the Cache County Jail December 31, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He later posted $10,000 bail and was released.
Bradford was arraigned in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He was charged with two counts of lewdness involving a child, a third-degree felony; and two counts of misdemeanor lewdness.
According to the 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.
During Tuesday’s arraignment, Cache County Deputy Attorney Dane Murray asked the court to order that Bradford to be placed on pre-trial supervision with probation officers. He also asked that the suspect have no contact with minors and be trespassed from all Walmart stores.
Judge Brian Cannell agreed. He ordered Bradford to appear again in court January 21.
Bradford is currently out of jail on bail. He could face up to five years in prison.