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Yorkville Police: Elwood Man Videoed Young Girls at Raging Waves

Yorkville police praised water park staff for noticing and reporting the suspicious behavior.

Authorities are investigating a 43-year-old Elwood man they say was taking video of young girls Wednesday in public areas of Raging Waves water park.

Keith W. Flint, of the 200 block of West Morris Street in Elwood, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, Yorkville police said. He allegedly recorded multiple girls who appeared to be ages 10 and younger, police said. The girls were wearing swimsuits and the videos tended to focus on areas covered by their swimsuits, but police found no evidence of child pornography in Flint’s cameras, Yorkville Police Chief Rich Hart said.

“It’s absolutely disgusting,” Hart said.

Hart complimented Raging Waves staff. Adults often photograph their children or their friends’ children at Raging Waves, but lifeguards noticed Flint did not appear to be following a particular child or group of children, so they notified Raging Waves’ private security, Hart said.

A security officer asked Flint if he was with any child. The officer became alarmed and disturbed when Flint said he was there alone and the security guard realized the nature of the videos, Hart said.

The incident happened about 2:45 p.m. Police believe Flint was at the water park for several hours Wednesday, but have no reason to believe he had ever been there before, Hart said.

Yorkville police seized the cameras and video, and consulted with the FBI, Hart said. They also notified other area police agencies about the case.

“We take very seriously when there is anything like this,” Hart said.

Hart said the images are in police custody and will be destroyed when law enforcement no longer needed them.

"When the court cases is over, no matter what happens, they will be destroyed," Hart said. "They will never be returned to him."

JSAK July 28, 2012 at 08:39 PM
P.s. I couldn't agree with you more, Cat!
JPauly July 29, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Reasonable. If this guy is guilty, throw the book at him. But with all of these "citizens" and law enforcement "officials" hanging this guy already, give me death.
PDS July 30, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Personally, I don't take my eye off of my child at the waterpark and am amazed at how many parents, that I know, who casually let their child/children run all over the park unsupervised. I am naturally uptight and paranoid about my child's safety and nothing is an inconvenience for me in terms of keeping her safe which means she's ALWAYS in my sight, particularly in public places. Several of my friends think I worry too much. However, children disappear every day and if it means that I have to hang out with my child all day on slides, wave pools and such, so be it. It doesn't take someone that is brilliant to realize that this guy was up to no good, regardless of what laws say. My common sense tells me that he had/has bad intentions and laws can't sugar coat that. I had a friend tell me once - "what's gonna happen at a waterpark?!" and I told her "anything can happen anywhere."
Kbell July 30, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Great to hear. My child was there that day with her camp. Perverts are everywhere. I wish cell phones never existed. Too much access and cause so many issues. Everyone has a camera/recorder at easy disposal. Not to mention all the problems they cause for accidents because people don't pay attention. Sorry I'm going off topic here.
Blade1212 January 03, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Holy fucking creeper guy. Thank god the cops got him.

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