Warrants issued in Six Flags invasion of privacy incident
The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney’s office has issued warrants on Jeremy M. Bates of Pacific, Mo., for invasion of privacy in the second degree – multiple individuals, a class D felony.
According to Eureka Police, Jeremy Bates, 19, an employee of Six Flags St. Louis Amusement Park in Eureka, knowingly viewed two 13-year-old girls in the state of full or partial nudity through a small gap around a door frame of a public dressing room near Monsoon Marge’s gift shop in the Hurricane Harbor area of the park. The incident took place on Aug. 8 and Bates is no longer employed by the park according to a Six Flags spokesperson.
The mother of the two girls witnessed Bates watching them while in the dressing room and reported the incident to Six Flags authorities who in turn contacted Eureka Police.
Bates is the son of Pacific Alderman Mike Bates (Ward 1). Bond as not been set.