'Star Trek: Voyager' Actress Jennifer Lien Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Herself to Children
By Jackie Willis
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Star Trek: Voyager actress Jennifer Lien was arrested on two counts of exposing herself to children under the age of 13, the Roane County Sheriff’s Office confirms to ET.
The 41-year-old was taken into custody on Sept. 3 and her bail was set at $2,500.
Police arrested Lien at her Harriman, Tennessee home, after, according to ABC news affiliate WATE, they initially showed up to issue her a detainer summons, but were soon notified by dispatch that there was also a warrant out on Lien for allegedly exposing herself.
WATE reports that Lien -- who played the medical assistant in the first three seasons of Star Trek: Voyager -- was naked with the exception of a sheet when police arrived. While Lien said she was expecting them, she refused to put on any clothes. Law enforcement reportedly cuffed her and dressed her with a shirt and pants from the jail.
The local news affiliate says that deputies had to physically carry Lien to the patrol car after she refused to walk. She also allegedly threatened to kill them.
Lien's neighbor, Carey Smith, told WATE that Lien allegedly walked by her house, commented on how two crying children there were being cared for, and then proceeded to flash them.
"Started saying vulgar things. I mean really vulgar things, I told her to mind her own business and keep on walking," Smith claimed. "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."
This isn't Lien's first brush with the law. In April, the Harriman Police Department arrested her for aggravated assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest and reckless endangerment, WATE reports. She was also taken into custody in June 2012 for domestic assault in Roane County.