Clearfield police have issued a public warning about a salesman they said is going door-to-door and engaging in acts of sexual misconduct.

But police say they are equally frustrated that the women complaining about it won't pursue criminal charges against him.

"Because we don't have a cooperative victim, we can't hold him," Clearfield Assistant Police Chief Greg Krusi said Thursday.

Police fielded several complaints on Wednesday about a door-to-door cleaning-supply salesman who exposed himself and in one case, fondled a woman's breast. Officers tracked down the man, but they could not make an arrest because none of the alleged victims were willing to pursue criminal charges.

"They don't want to do anything other than let us know," Krusi said.

Police said the man is part of an Illinois-based products company that is going across the country, selling cleaner door-to-door. Salesmen go out in 15-passenger vans and are dropped off in different parts of a city, meeting up at a central location at the end of the day.

They were all reportedly staying in an Ogden motel and working in Weber County, scheduled to leave at the end of the week. Krusi said officers have spoken to the salesman's supervisor, who is aware of this and other complaints about the man.

Investigators fear there may be other women out there, and issued a public plea on Thursday for any other victims to come forward.

"Our concern is we've got one guy out there that's doing this," Krusi said. "We are looking for additional victims who are willing to step up."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Clearfield police at 801-525-2806.


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