Man found outside girl's window at Wichita home arrested on several charges

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Police Department Wednesday night arrested a 62-year-old man on several charges following a disturbance call at a west Wichita home. Police arrested Mark Lawson, of Wichita on charges of aggravated assault, battery, criminal trespass, breach of privacy, electronic solicitation and sexual exploitation of a child.

At about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, police say officers responded to a disturbance with weapons call at a home in the 1900 block of South Custer.

When officers arrived, they contacted a man who reported his juvenile daughter hearing noises outside her window. The man contacted Lawson outside the window in the family's backyard.

We talked with our personal protection expert, Joe Schillaci.

"He's looking through someone's window for sexual gratifications, that's just the first step of more to come," said Schillaci.

Police say Lawson assaulted the father as he tried to leave. They say Lawson was detained until officers arrived and was arrested without incident.

Records show Lawson lives in the same neighborhood as the family.

"If they do know that someone is looking through the window, step back, stay calm, and call 911," says Schillaci.

The family posted on Facebook saying Lawson has been in their yard before and he told them he was looking for his dog.

"Through the investigation, detectives were able to obtain information to arrest (Lawson) for the listed charges," police say. "The investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney" Office.