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Men arrested for indecent exposure in Flagler parks

2:43 PM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Three men were arrested Tuesday after exposing themselves to undercover deputies at area parks.

The incidents happened during sting operations at Graham Swamp Preserve and Malacompra Park, according to a release from Flagler County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Debra Johnson.

Gary Thompson Jr., 43, and Arthur Bellany, 59, both of Palm Coast, engaged in sexually explicit talk and acts upon themselves in front of undercover deputies at Graham Swamp Preserve, according to the release.

Vernal Arnette III, 72, of Flagler Beach, engaged in sexually explicit conversation at Malacompra Park.

"Our parks and trails are there for families and residents to enjoy. They should not expect to encounter deviant behavior when they are on a family outing," said Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming in the release. "We will continue these operations for as long as it takes for the word to spread: Not in Flagler County."

All three men were charged with unnatural and lascivious acts and exposure of sexual organs. They were released from the Flagler County Inmate Facility after posting $2,000 bond.



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