In response to an increasing number of complaints of public sexual activity, Corbin Police have stepped up their patrols at the Ky. 312 boat ramp. Those efforts paid off Monday afternoon as Officer Steve Meadors arrested a man who was allegedly sitting on a picnic table with his genitalia hanging out of the leg of his shorts.
Michael W. Kennedy, 49, of Corbin, was charged with one count of indecent exposure and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.
Meadors said about 12:30 p.m., Corbin Police Chief David Campbell and Colonel Bruce Rains were patrolling the area when they came across Kennedy. When Kennedy stood up, officers said he had large holes in the back of his shorts, exposing his butt cheeks.
"I reckon it is back on the Internet as a place for homosexuals to hook up," Corbin Police Captain Rob Jones said, noting officers and U.S. Forest Service personnel have made regular efforts to crack down on that type of activity.
Jones said in April, Forest Service officials noted a resurgence in the number of complaints and requested an increased police presence. Corbin Police responded, as officers now routinely sweep through the area during their shifts.
"Forest Service got up with us and we stepped up the patrols," Jones said.