New Jersey Man Charged With Indecent Exposure

On April 15, 2022, at about 2228 hours, Newark Police responded to the Embassy Suites Hotel, 654 South College Avenue, for an indecent exposure.  Responding officers contacted the female victim, along with her two daughters, ages 9 and 11.

The victims reported that as they were walking to their room within the hotel, they observed a male standing in the window of his room, wearing only a towel. The blinds to the room were open.  Once he made eye contact with the victims, he dropped the towel, exposing his genitals to the victims. He then began to perform a lewd act.  The exposure and lewd act were also witnessed by a hotel employee.

Newark Police contacted the male in his hotel room.  He was identified as Ronald Kessner, 61, of Tuckerton, NJ.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Newark Police headquarters, where he was charged with:

  • Indecent Exposure First Degree (2 counts)
  • Indecent Exposure Second Degree
  • Lewdness

Kessner appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on $6,000 unsecured bail.

Ronald Kessner