Sex offender accused of masturbating in front of mother and child

Sex offender accused of masturbating in front of mother and child
Wallace Stankewitz

EUGENE, Ore. - A sex offender faces charges of public indecency after police say he masturbated in front of a mother and daughter in a laundromat in Springfield in December 2012.

Wallace Stankewitz was arraigned Friday in connection with the December 18 incident.

At the time, the suspect got away, police said. The man was caught on surveillance camera at a nearby store, however, and the mother and daughter identified him from the footage, Sgt. Dave Lewis said.

The next time the man came in to the store, an employee called police.

Stankewitz faces charges of public indecency and failing to register as a sex offender.