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Man Once Investigated For Lauren Spierer's Disappearance Back In Jail

Justin Wagers was arrested for parole violation after a neighbor claimed her exposed himself to her from inside her home.

FRANKLIN, Ind. – A man who was once investigated in the disappearance of Lauren Spierer is back in jail accused of exposing himself to his neighbor.

Franklin Police say Justin Wagers, 37, was arrested Wednesday on a parole violation charge.

According to the Daily Journal, officers had been called to the 1000 block of Torino Court in Franklin after a neighbor said Wagers was inside his home flashing her and touching himself inappropriately.

Wagers had been released from prison in August.  According to the Indiana Department of Corrections, he had previously been convicted of several counts of Indecent Exposure, as well as Vicarious Sexual Gratification and Performing Sexual Conduct in the Presence of a Minor.

Wagers is also a registered sex offender.

In Jan. 2016, the FBI and Bloomington Police served a search warrant at Justin Wagers’ previous home address in Martinsville after investigators suspected that he may have been involved with the June 2011 disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.  Wagers was not arrested after that search and to date, no arrests have been made in Spierer’s disappearance.


Photo: Johnson County Sheriff's Department



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