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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 4/12/2012 

 Five Men Arrested For Lewd Acts At Saddle Creek Park 


 

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, PCSO Vice detectives conducted an undercover operation at the Saddle Creek Park located on Morgan Combee Road between Lakeland and Winter Haven in response to complaints of lewd activity taking place there.(The most recent operation at the same park for the same type of arrests took place on February 3, 2012, and resulted in eight arrests by PCSO.)

During the operation, male undercover detectives made contact with various men in the park, five of whom asked the detectives to perform sex acts with them. Two of the five men were additionally charged with trespassing, meaning they had been previously arrested at the park for lewd acts, and as a result were forbidden from being at any county park.  

Arrested during this operation were:

Kevin L. Condor, DOB 9/4/69, of 506 East Moore Drive in Auburndale. Condor asked the detective to participate in a sex act with him (Condor). He was arrested and charged with Offer to Commit Lewdness. He told detectives that he has a boyfriend.

Jesus Garcia, DOB 9/13/60, of 2355 US Hwy 98 in Fort Meade. Garcia asked the detective to participate in a sex act with him (Garcia). He was arrested and charged with Exposure of Sex Organ, and Committing Lewdness. He told detectives that he is married.

Patrick Hayes, Jr., DOB 9/20/1965, of 322 Gretna Lane in Winter Haven. Hayes asked the detective to participate in a sex act with him (Hayes). He was arrested and charged with Offer to Commit Lewdness. He told detectives that he is single.

Robert Lash, DOB 7/4/1937, of 3435 Crestwood Street in Lakeland. Lash was previously arrested in September 2007 in the same park, for Committing Lewdness, and was trespassed from all Polk County parks at that time. Lash was arrested and charged with Exposure of Sex Organ, Committing Lewdness, and Trespassing After Warning. He told detectives that he is married.

James Preston Fleming, DOB 6/14/1944, of 1510 West Ariana Street #300 in Lakeland. Fleming was previously arrested in August 1992 in the same park, for Committing Lewdness, and was trespassed from all Polk County parks at that time. He was arrested again in 2002 for Trespassing After Warning at Christina Park. On April 11, 2012, Fleming was arrested and charged with Offer to Commit Lewdness, and Trespassing After Warning (3rd Offense). He told detectives that he is divorced.

“In response to citizen complaints, and a recent letter to the Lakeland Ledger editor, our detectives again went out to Saddle Creek Park to arrest those who commit lewd acts in public places. Yet again we found two men who have already been trespassed from parks for the same type of lewd behavior. We will continue to conduct undercover operations such as these to send out a clear message that we will not tolerate this kind of behavior in our county parks.” – Sheriff Grady Judd