ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI)– A St. Charles County family is asking Mid Rivers Mall officials to tighten security around a family changing station. The area is designed for parents to have a place to change diapers or take children to the bathroom.
Jessica Barbier said she stopped in the room Sunday afternoon to change her son`s diaper. She said two teens walked into the room and started having sex.
“It wasn`t like we walked in on them doing it,” said Barbier. “We were already in there and they walked in to the room.”
Barbier was with her mother. Jeannie Lund ran to ask for security. She said after several minutes a security guard arrived. The teens had already left. She said that guard told her this happens all the time.
“I was just appalled,” said Lund.
She then went to a customer service counter to complain about the incident. Lund said the person behind her the counter also told her this type of incident happens all the time.
Mid Rivers Mall released the following statement:
We were recently made aware of this incident and are addressing the issue across all management channels. Our priority at all times is to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for our customers and tenants, and we will continue our focus on these efforts.
Barbier hopes he mall will take her family`s concerns seriously.
“People I think need to know that it does happen,” said Barbier. “I don`t want my kids around that.”