Homer Glen man charged with public indecency
BY JENNIFER JOHNSON Sun-Times Media February 19, 2014 7:10PM
Tim Margis | Courtesy of the River Forest Police Department
Updated: February 20, 2014 2:14AM
A Homer Glen man faces two misdemeanor charges and was fired as director of public safety for Concordia University in River Forest last week after he allegedly committed a lewd act in a school employee’s office, officials said.
Tim Margis, 38, of 13910 S. King Road, is accused of masturbating in the office on the night of Feb. 10, River Forest Deputy Police Chief Jim O’Shea said.
According to police, a female employee reported seeing Margis exit her office about 9:30 p.m. while buttoning up his pants and fastening his belt. When the woman confronted Margis about what he was doing in her office, he allegedly said he was checking the room because the door had been left open.
Detectives interviewed Margis on Feb. 12 at his home and he later admitted to entering the office and committing a lewd act there, police said. Margis was charged with public indecency and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.
O’Shea said there was no relationship between Margis and the victim. Police have received no other allegations made against Margis, O’Shea said.
Police did not indicate whether the employee is a professor or a staff member at the university.
Concordia University Chicago spokesman Eric Matanyi said the school learned of Margis’ arrest as soon as it was reported by police on Feb. 12.
“At that point the employee was suspended and banned immediately from campus,” Matanyi said. “We cooperated fully with the investigation and he was terminated on Feb. 13 for misconduct, less than 24 hours later.”
It was not immediately known how long Margis had worked for the university.