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Rock Hill man, 73, accused of being naked at pool where dad, kids played

John J. Cafarella
John J. Cafarella Rock Hill Police Department

A 73-year-old Rock Hill man was charged with indecent exposure Tuesday after he was accused of sitting at a neighborhood pool while naked, police said.

John J. Cafarella was arrested after Rock Hill Police Department officers responded to the pool at the Sweetwater Plantation community pool, according to an incident report.

A man told officers that he was with his two children when the suspect first stood, then sat, unclothed at the pool, said Rock hill police Capt. Mark Bollinger.

Cafarella sat without clothes for about five minutes, according to the man who called police.

The man told officers that he and his children left the pool area after confronting the suspect about his lack of clothing, the report stated.

The victim told officers that Cafarella told him of the children at the pool area, 'They can't even see me, they are across the pool," according to the report.

Officers then interviewed Cafarella at Cafarella's home, according to Bollinger and the incident report.

Cafarella told officers that he took his bathing suit off to change into dry shorts, but did so with a towel covering himself at the waist.

Cafarella told police that because of his age he "moves slow.," the report states.

Officers took verbal and written statements from the victim and his two children before they charged Cafarella with indecent exposure, Bollinger said.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald
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