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Convicted sex offender exposed himself in Como Zoo bathroom

He was seen in the bathroom near the gorilla enclosure.

A man with multiple sex crime convictions, as well as one of kidnapping, was caught masturbating in a public bathroom at Como Zoo.

St. Paul police were called to the popular zoo at 3 p.m. on Sunday, to a report of a man exposing himself.

When they got there, finding the park filled with families, they spoke to a witness who said they'd seen the man masturbating in the men's bathroom near the gorilla exhibit.

He was standing at one of the urinals at the time, the witness said, with the suspect later identified as 66-year-old Wallace Lynn Moore, of Snelling Avenue South, Minneapolis.

A criminal complaint says police caught up with him in the conservatory area, where security had been following him for several minutes.


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He'd been seen in the area of another restroom, as well as in the children's play area.

There is no indication a child was present when he was exposing himself.

The complaint notes that Moore has a history of sex crime convictions, including four 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct convictions in the years 1991, 1987 and 1985.

He was also convicted of kidnapping in 1991.

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