An actress who played a popular Star Trek: Voyager character has been charged for allegedly exposing herself to young children in her Tennessee neighborhood.
Jennifer Ann Lien, 41, who played the character Kes in the Voyager series in the 1990s, was arrested on Thursday, Sept 3 at her home in Harriman, TN, following a bizarre confrontation with a group of neighbors.
WATE-TV in Knoxville reports Carey Smith, a neighbor, said Lien walked by her home on Sep. 3 and made a comment about how her children were behaving.
“Started saying vulgar things. I mean really vulgar things, I told her to mind her own business and keep on walking,” Smith told the ABC affiliate.
According to Smith, Lien then began exposing herself to the children.
“All of a sudden, here come the shirt up. She started flashing and, ‘Woo hoo,’ and I said, ‘And what respect is that for kids?’ There was none. And then she turned around and dropped her pants,” Smith said.
When police arrived at Lien’s house, they found an open front door, and entered at the request of the former actress.
Roane County Sheriff deputies said they found Lien naked on her couch, covered with a blanket.
She reportedly told the deputies she was expecting them, but then became vulgar, and told them to leave her alone.
She was dressed by a female officer and arrested for indecent exposure. Her bond was set at $2,500.
She had previously been arrested for aggravated assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest, and reckless endangerment earlier this year. In 2012, Lien was arrested for domestic assault.
Check out this old Voyager clip with Lien and Orange is the New Black actress Kate Mulgrew: