Man connected to lewd acts at metro libraries

Posted at 4:28 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 18:27:51-05

Investigators say a serial exposer is accused of committing lewd acts in plain sight at various metro libraries.

Nathaniel Dixon, 30, is charged with one count of misdemeanor public indecency.  He posted 10% of a $5,000 bond.

Papillion Police say on November 15, Dixon was performing a lewd act on himself at the Sump Library in Papillion when someone saw him.

Investigators spoke with the Omaha Police Department and realized a similar incident with a similar suspect happened at the Creighton University library a few days earlier.  Authorities say he's also suspected of exposing himself at the La Vista, Ralston, and a South Omaha library.

"It never ceases to amaze me that individuals are out there like this and I'm just thankful that our investigators were determined enough, worked hard enough, and received some cooperation and assistance from other agencies that we were able to find him and make an arrest," said Lt. Orin Orchard with the Papillion Police Dept.

Dixon has served three stints in prison that stemmed from burglary and theft charges.  He was also charged with public indecency in 2015, but pleaded down to disturbing the peace and served 90 days.

A Metro Community College student, who didn't want to be identified, was victimized at the South Omaha library in 2015.  She says he committed the lewd act and stood by the door so she couldn't leave.

"I think for a couple of weeks I wasn't able to go out just by myself because I used to study out here.  I was paranoid that something like that was going to happen again,” she explained.

She hopes this time a more serious punishment is ordered for Dixon because the incidents continue to traumatize innocent people.

The Sarpy County Attorney's Office says they are still gathering the information to see if more charges are warranted, but that's still unclear because a victim would have to come forward for charges to be filed.

If convicted, Dixon wouldn't have to register as a sex offender because it's not a crime that requires him to be registered.