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Sacramento man convicted of lewd conduct at Davis coffee shop

A Sacramento man accused of lewd conduct at a Davis coffee shop in 2012 has been convicted by a Yolo Superior Court jury.

The jury on Friday found Vladimir Vecherkovskiy guilty of two counts of lewd conduct, two counts of indecent exposure and one count of battery, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On Aug. 13, 2012, Davis police officers responded to the Common Grounds coffee shop in Davis regarding complaints of a man engaging in lewd behavior. The man, later identified as Vecherkovskiy, left before police arrived, but not before a victim took a photograph of him on her cell phone.

On Oct. 21, 2012, Vecherkovskiy returned to the same coffee shop and again engaged in lewd conduct, authorities said. The store owner recognized Vecherkovskiy and police arrested him.

Vecherkovskiy is to be sentenced April 3 by Yolo County Superior Court Judge Daniel Maguire, who presided over the case.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.