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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 2:54 pm, Fri Jul 15, 2011.

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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  • Kim Lee posted at 5:32 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    The "gym member" reporting Mr. Steman needs to have his/her head examined. Sheesh. I hope Mr. Steman doesn't have to spend much time dealing with this nonsense now.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 2:34 pm on Fri, Jul 15, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Uh, oh.



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