Sex sting at Caspersen Beach Park in Sarasota nets 6 arrests

6:21 PM, Nov 16, 2010   |    comments
Donald Axelsen, one of six men arrested on exposure charges at Caspersen Beach Park in Sarasota.
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Venice, Florida - Sarasota Sheriff's deputies arrested six men who they say were looking for more than fresh air at Caspersen Beach Park, south of Venice.

The arrests come after complaints were made of illegal nudity on the beach.

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Investigators say the men, most of whom are over the age of 60, were charged with various offenses ranging from Exposure of Sexual Organs to Simple Battery. Investigators say some of the men were caught having oral sex with other men.

Other suspects reportedly propositioned an undercover Sheriff's deputy for oral sex. Reports state that one suspect repeatedly touched the undercover officer's genitals and after his arrest told the deputy "I didn't touch you, I fell."

Mug Shot Gallery: Pictures of the six men arrested

Sarasota Sheriff's investigators say they conducted the undercover investigation after complaints of sexual activity just off  the wooded trails in the public park.

During the operation, deputies say the park was filled with parents and children.

Arrested are:

Click on the names above to see each mug shot.


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