An aquatic therapy specialist is coming to the defense of a man accused of indecent exposure at a Lodi health club. Robin Van Nes said she has been working with Vernon Theodore Steman for years and that the 72-year-old former Stockton firefighter was conducting exercises related to his physical therapy when a citizen called the police Tuesday evening.
"He was injured on the job in 1991 and has to do Warm Water Therapy Exercises like pelvic thrusts and pelvic tilts in order to have a pain-free range of motion," she said. "But he wasn't there at his normal time of day, and I can understand how someone who isn't familiar with the exercises could consider it something else."
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