Date: July 02, 2003 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

Detectives Arrest Lakeland Man For Lewd Molestation

A Polk County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit detectives have arrested a Lakeland process server for lewd molestation.

Gerry Adams, DOB 9/17/67, of 1338 Long Oak Drive in Lakeland was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, July 1, 2003) and charged with Lewd Molestation against a victim under the age of 16. 

The investigation revealed that Adams, who is employed as a process server for Adams Process Service, touched and grabbed a 15-year-old female victim in a sexual manner. The incident occurred in June at the victim's residence during the suspect's attempt to serve court papers at the residence. 

The investigation is continuing.

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