Senate, goes on trial Tuesday on obscenity charges. He angered residents four years ago with his nude competitions for children under the age of 18 before a judge prohibited him from conducting the 'Mr. Teeny Bopper' contests. Dick Drost, 48, afflicted with muscular dystrophy, goes on trial on eight obscenity charges. They range from displaying material harmful to minors to sponsoring an obscene performance featuring a year-old girl. He was charged after an Aug.
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In the early s, the Zoro Nature Park in Roselawn was billed as the largest nudist club in the country, attracting visitors from throughout the Midwest. Straddling the Newton and Jasper County line, the small town of Roselawn could be called the nudist capital of the state. The town of about four thousand is home to two campgrounds catering to people who prefer to sunbathe au naturel. At the time, the club was billed as the largest nudist club in the United States and attracted visitors from throughout the Midwest. It was in the s that the park began to gain national notoriety. But the publicity turned negative in when Drost was charged with molesting a year-old girl at the camp. He pleaded guilty, was given a ten year suspended sentence, and ordered out of Indiana for ten years.
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The suit was filed in U. District Court by Dick Drost and alleges 49 violations of civil rights, obstruction of justice, racketeering influence and corrupt organization, bribery and sexual assault laws. The list of defendants includes Newton County Prosecutor R.
Roselawn is known within northwestern Indiana for the two nudist resorts which operate in this town: the Ponderosa Sun Club and Sun Aura. The resort continued to operate under several different owners and was known as Sunspot resort prior to becoming Sun Aura. The clubs are long-standing fixtures of the community, dating to the s. Roselawn was laid out in