Two arrested in exposure sting

Charlotte Sun (Port Charlotte, FL) – Friday, May 31, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE — Two men were arrested Wednesday after detectives caught them ‘hanging out’ in a local park , according to a Charlotte County Sheriff’s report.

However Jonathan Lowell Porter, 63, of the 1100 block of Kenwood Avenue, and Paul Alan Schaffer, 65, of the 20100 block of Helms Way — both of Port Charlotte — weren’t concerned with watching the sunset. They both were charged with exposure of sexual organs at Kiwanis Park during an undercover sting, the report states.

CCSO detectives conducted an undercover operation in both Kiwanis Park on Donora Street and Sunrise Park on Edgewater Drive, in response to several complaints from residents, who reported people were participating in illegal sexual activity in both parks , the report states.

An undercover detective first saw Porter at Sunrise Park around 5 p.m. The two made small talk before the detective left and drove to Kiwanis Park . Porter showed up at Kiwanis Park about 30 minutes later, where he again engaged the undercover detective in casual conversation.

Schaffer then arrived at Kiwanis Park on his bicycle. He immediately rode up to the CCSO detective and Porter and began to rub his genitals on the outside of his pants, the report states. Schaffer told the detective of a secluded area in the woods, then led the detective into a wooded area, where he allegedly pulled out his genitals and started masturbating within the sight of other people in the park , including a woman and two small children.

Before detectives could move in and make an arrest, Porter joined in, the report states.

Both men were arrested Wednesday and taken to Charlotte County Jail. Both were released after posting $1,000 bond the next day.

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