Men arrested in sex-sting at community park. Based on the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, deputies started getting details about unsuitable acts taking place across the Black Creek motorcycle Trail.

Men arrested in sex-sting at community park. Based on the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, deputies started getting details about unsuitable acts taking place across the Black Creek motorcycle Trail.

Clay state Sheriff’s company nets 11 arrests with Operation secured areas

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Eleven men were detained after police stated they provided to engage in sexual intercourse in a general public Clay district playground.

The sheriff’s company set-up a sting operation in March, and deputies bring arrested 10 people on expenses regarding lewd behavior and one man on a battery charge.

Based on deputies, the guys run in years from 37 to 76 and had been all caught during a set-up also known as “Operation Safe areas” that started in mid-February.

The males detained happened to be:

Patrick Ryan Chadwell, 48 James Marshall Cox, 38 Gregg R. Cunningham, 63 Carl Edward Smee Dendy, 40 Michael Karl Hambrect, 62 Ralph Elliott Kennedy, 66 Jack Edward Leffingwell, 70 Robert Wayne Prefer, 48 Jimmy Gene Pace, 53 Michael P. Reardon, 54 Leonard Barnes Wallace, 76

Rate got faced with easy power. Chadwell try faced with lewd activity, resisting arrest and battery pack on a law administration policeman.

Cox, Dendy, Hambrecht, Kennedy, Leffingwell, fancy, Reardon, Cunningham and Wallace is faced with lewd activity at a general public playground

Four regarding the males had exemptions that stop the launch of their own mugshots for the people.

Wallace was a civil staff when it comes to Clay region Sheriff’s workplace. Cunningham is actually a civilian staff member when it comes down to Green Cove Springs authorities division. Kennedy is a retired modifications officer, and Reardon try a Department of kids and people staff member. According to research by the police document, Dendy is a worker of Naval environment facility Jacksonville.

DCF introduced an announcement on Reardon’s arrest tuesday nights:

“Upon mastering regarding the expense, DCF grabbed instant action to end the staff member and then he no longer works for DCF. The personnel passed away a criminal back ground whenever employed in 2014. There is zero tolerance for just about any unlawful steps. This is certainly a deeply annoying event. We highest specifications for our detectives because jobs they are doing is really important in ensuring the security of children.”

Deputies mentioned the males will be seen getting back in and regarding most trucks in your neighborhood and carrying out sex works. They also contacted some undercover deputies, providing those acts.

Detectives mentioned the males put internet sites listing the Black Creek cycle path as a spot to meet up with strangers for informal intercourse, and that they left condoms and medications over the community walk.

“It’s kind of intense. Exactly why would you exercise in people? Just why?” stated Ryan Bowers, exactly who frequently visits the playground.

Bowers along with his pal, Jillian Wentworth, mentioned these people were surprised to learn about the results with the sting and this certain people arrested happened to be general public servants.

“i believe which they need known better, and that they’re the ones appear for things like that, and they are the ones carrying it out,” Wentworth said.

“it works the police. They should understand what they truly are performing,” Bowers mentioned.

Detectives stated the process generated a sizable decline in the number of men and women arriving at the trail. But many exactly who frequent the region stated they will continue to highest alert for almost any questionable activity.

“I keep exploring to make certain things are great just to keep an eye on situations,” Bowers stated.

“I’ll most likely consider sketchy men and make certain that there surely is nobody hiding around or any such thing,” Wentworth mentioned.

The sheriff’s workplace cannot comment any more about what taken place from the park, however they stated expenses are also pending against one man and another lady associated with artificial medication.

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