Farmington man gets jail for sex crimes involving children

Adam Berg
Adam Berg

A Farmington man was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail in connection with at least four incidents in which he exposed himself to children or attempted to lure them for his sexual gratification.

Adam Eugene Berg, 31, pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of attempted criminal sexual conduct and three gross misdemeanor counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Berg was accused of approaching several children, ages 4 to 12, and exposing himself in public areas in the city of Farmington in January and February of last year.

According to the criminal complaint, Berg admitted to police that he walked around a city park with his penis out, exposing himself to children, and that he had pornographic photos on his cell phone when children were by his vehicle.

The complaint states he made sexual remarks to the children; every child he approached walked away and at least two parents witnessed him near their children.

Police arrested Berg after he allegedly approached two boys, ages 9 and 12, in the driveway of a Farmington home on Feb. 27 and held up a cell phone with a photo of female genitalia. Police were able to locate Berg after the boys’ father provided police with a detailed description of the truck.

As part of his sentence, Berg will be on probation for 10 years, must pay a $500 fine and is required to register as a predatory offender.