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Police: Sex offender accused of masturbating in park blames groundhog

Robert McCoy (Source: LMDC) Robert McCoy (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who was accused of masturbating in a park told police it was all a misunderstanding involving a groundhog.

Louisville Metro police were called to Lannan Memorial Park Thursday on a report of a man masturbating in the bushes. The victim also said the suspect was following them and watching them play.

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When police arrived at the park they said a man matching the description, Robert McCoy, took off on his moped.

Officers stopped McCoy who told them he was urinating when his pants fell down and he was startled by a groundhog which caused him to expose his genitals to the victim.

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According to an arrest report, McCoy is a registered sex offender.

McCoy was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections and charged with sexual abuse.

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