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3 arrested for indecent exposure at Theatair X

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Trevor Yager (Source: Clark County Jail) Trevor Yager (Source: Clark County Jail)
William Potter (Source: Clark County Jail) William Potter (Source: Clark County Jail)
Robert Miller (Source: Clark County Jail) Robert Miller (Source: Clark County Jail)
Council President Bob Polston Council President Bob Polston

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A Clarksville store repeatedly busted for allowing illegal sex acts will be allowed to stay open, the town's council president said.

Shutting down Theatair X adult store would likely lead to a costly legal fight because the store's owners have good lawyers, Council President Bob Polston said.

Clarksville Police conducted a sting at 1 p.m. Thursday after receiving a tip about illegal sex acts at the store on U.S. 31. They arrested three men for indecent exposure and made several citations for building code violations.

"We're going to lock people up, we're going to write citations," Polston said. "Matter of fact, we should be doing that on a more regular basis, and I'm going to suggest that."

Polston, a retired building inspector, said he has cited Theatair X himself in the past. The sting is at least the third one recently, Police Chief Mark Palmer said.

Police arrested Trevor Yager, 45, of Madison, Indiana, William Potter, 64, of Michigan, and Robert Miller, 64, of New Albany, all for misdemeanor indecent exposure.

Clarksville's building inspector also made about a dozen citations for building code violations that aided the illegal sex acts, Palmer said.

WAVE 3 News has conducted multiple undercover investigations at the store, revealing repeat violations.

Town leaders won't shut down the store despite the issues, although they tried – and lost the case – about 40 years ago, Polston said.

"There are some people, I'm sure, that would like to see Theatair X close down," he said. "But we have to make sure, if we go down that avenue, that we're right. Totally right."

The person who answered the phone at Theatair X on Thursday evening said he couldn't comment about the arrests, and wouldn't provide a phone number for the store's owner.

Nothing about the store – or the pornography inside – is good for the area, said Chris Burnside of Reclaim Our Culture Kentuckiana, a group that asked and got the Clarksville Town Council to pass tougher restrictions on the store two years ago.

"It's toxic," he said, "to families, to men, to women, to everybody involved in it."

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