An Oak Lawn man charged with indecent exposure, retail theft and battery had double court hearings in Bridgeview on Monday.
Daniel Vorberg, who turned 31 on Aug. 24, was charged with two counts of felony public indecency last May, when adults spotted him allegedly fondling himself in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood near an elementary school.
If convicted, Vorberg faces up to 12 years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty to the public indecency charges.
He was also arrested in October 2011 when he was charged with misdemeanor retail theft and battery. According to police reports, Vorberg fought off two Menards’ security guards when they attempted to detain him for stolen merchandise outside the Tinley Park store.
Police found a glass candle, Miracle Gro and a leather tan clip pouch that he had allegedly stolen from the Menards store.
Vorberg appeared for a status hearing on the misdemeanor retail theft and battery charges in front of Judge Kerry M. Kennedy; he later showed up in front of Judge William J. Kunkle on the felony indecent exposure charges.
The Oak Lawn man has an extensive arrest history and beat a 2009 child luring rap when his second trial resulted in a hung jury.
Vorberg is due back at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Oct. 16.