Police: Rockton man arrested for masturbating in view of female Hononegah students

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ROCKTON, Ill. (WTVO) — 32-year-old Derek Janssen faces charges after he was allegedly seen masturbating in front of his window, directly across from Hononegah High School as students were being let out.

Officers from the Rockton Police Department say they were called to the 200 block of Salem Street around 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th for a report of a man standing naked in front of a window in his house, exposing himself.

According to police, two female students and a bus driver said as school was letting out they looked toward Janssen’s house and saw him at the window, naked from the waist down, “playing with himself.”

The bus driver told police that she saw Janssen remain there for a couple of minutes.

Both girls told police that they were “shocked and disturbed” by the incident.

According to the arrest report, when officers spoke with Janssen, he initially told them that he had gotten undressed and was on his way to take a shower when he heard someone knock on his door, and had gone to the window to see who it was.

Later, after his arrest, Janssen allegedly told police that he made up the man at the door, and said it was a slamming car door which made him look outside.

He denied touching himself or masturbating while being in front of the window, police said.

Janssen was arrested and taken to the Winnebago County Jail, where he was booked on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Disorderly Conduct.

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