KC man accused of committing lewd acts in public places

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackson County prosecutors have charged a Kansas City man with four counts of sexual misconduct. They say 33-year-old Leroy Landum went to public places in the metro area and touched himself several times between April and this week.

In April, a woman told police she saw Landum parked in a lot on the eastern side of Loose Park sitting in the backseat of his SUV, touching himself.

About a week later, at Starbucks in the 4100 block of South Main, another woman told police she saw Landum lying back in the driver seat doing the same thing. The witness told police she saw children playing on the school playground across the street at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Day School.

The third alleged incident was one week later: A woman told police she saw a man parked along the sidewalk outside her office at 4th Street and Wyandotte Street. She said Landum was doing the same action as the first two incidents.

At about nine Wednesday morning, detectives saw Landum park in the parking lot of that same Starbucks. They say they saw him move to the back seat of his car and touch himself. Police say there were people walking by and sitting at tables outside the coffee shop. A woman who lives behind Starbucks told us she saw police arrest Landum as he was parked along the fence line.

Court documents show Landum told police he has a sexual addiction and has been dealing with this problem for four years. He told them he understands it’s wrong to touch himself in public and has tried to seek therapy. The prosecutor’s office told us Landum is in custody and could face up to six months behind bars, as well as up to a $500 fine for each count.

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