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Man arrested for lewd act in Charlotte County park

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 13:27:50-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fort Myers man was arrested in a rural Charlotte County park Wednesday after reportedly grabbing the privates of an undercover detective.

59-year-old Kevin Mulvey has been charged with Unnatural and Lascivious Act and Battery by Intentional Touch.

According to a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office report, the incident happened at the Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park on Tamiami Trail south of Punta Gorda.

The undercover detective reports that Mulvey arrived at the park around 4pm and exited his vehicle before beginning to fondle his genitalia.  He made eye contact with the detective, and after a brief conversation, the detective exited his vehicle and the two began walking down a path in the park.

While walking, Mulvey was touching himself before reaching over and grabbing the detective's clothed genitalia without permission.

Backup deputies were signaled and arrived to arrest Mulvey.

Similar activity is not unusual at this park. In a 2016 Fox 4 report, it was listed among seven Southwest Florida parks on a website for men to hook up.