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Lake Wales Man Arrested After Exposing Himself to Teen in Restaurant



Lake Wales Man Arrested After Exposing Himself to Teen in Restaurant

On May 28, 2022 a sixteen year old female was eating dinner with her family at the Burger King restaurant located at 100 Highway 60 E in Lake Wales. 

During the visit the teen noticed a male staring at her,which continued for several minutes. Moments later the girl noticed the male had his genitals exposed through the leg of his shorts as he stared at her. The girl told her guardians who contacted the store manager and confronted the male. As soon as he was confronted the male fled the area on a bicycle. 

During the investigation Detectives were able to identify the male as 57 year old Lenvent Jones of Lake Wales. Jones was located on June 1, 2022 and interviewed. During his interview he admitted to being at the restaurant at the time of the event but denied exposing himself. He was taken into custody for exposure of sexual organs, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later transported to the Polk County jail. 

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Lake Wales Police Department at 863-678-4223.

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