NORTON, Ohio - A Summit County attorney was arrested and charged with allegedly exposing himself to two 19-year-old men who were trying to talk with him about performing community service.
The Norton Police Department said 52-year-old Thomas Walkley is facing two counts of public indecency.
According to a news release, the alleged incident happened Friday at the Café 4111 Club on Cleveland Massillon Road in Norton, which is located across from Norton High School.
According to its website, Café 41:11 is a faith-based non-profit organization run by volunteers that provides donations and labor to the community.
The men told police they were informally meeting Walkley, who runs the club, to discuss the possibility of performing community service there.
“We went upstairs with him and we were talking about it and then he just pulled his pants down in front of us and I don’t know what to do so I called the cops. He’s standing right here by the car with us. I don’t know what’s going on,” one of the men told a 9-1-1 dispatcher.
NewsChannel5 obtained a copy of the phone call to 9-1-1. Click the play button here to listen to it (if on mobile, click here for MP3 file: http://bit.ly/eTgV7z ):
[ Note: we removed the caller's name from the recording ]
During the call, the alleged victim asked the dispatcher if she wanted to speak to Walkley and she said yes. Here is an excerpt transcript of that part of the conversation:
Walkley: Hi, this is attorney Tom Walkley. Whom am I speaking with?
Dispatcher: This is dispatch.
Walkley: Hi, how ya doing?
Dispatcher: What exactly is going on?
Walkley: Oh, we have a couple guys here. They’re coming over for community service. Is this in Norton?
Walkley: Who is this?
Dispatcher: This is Kristen.
Walkley: Hey, Kristen. How are you doing today?
Walkley: Good. Do you have anybody that can come over?
Dispatcher: Well, yeah, but I’m just trying to figure out what’s going on.
Walkley: Oh, there’s nothing going on. They just came over for community service. I was explaining to them what the program is, and so forth.
Dispatcher: So, nobody pulled their pants down?
Walkley: I didn’t say that. These guys are over the age of 18 and they were being… we have something going on with our… part of our program and if you want to send one of the officers over, we can talk to him about what that is.
Walkley is scheduled to appear in Barberton Municipal Court on Wednesday.