Port Charlotte man arrested after grabbing detective's groin

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Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:36 pm

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - An undercover detective arrested a Port Charlotte man Wednesday after they say he grabbed the detective's groin in a public park.

It happened in Sunrise Park on Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte, where investigators have been conducting undercover operations following citizen complaints of sexual activity in the park.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, 88-year-old Jerry Digeronimo followed an undercover detective into the public restroom, placing his hand inside his own pants as he entered.  When Digeronimo followed the detective back out, he reportedly started a sexual conversation with the detective before grabbing the detective's groin.

Digeronimo was arrested and charged with Battery and booked into the Charlotte County Jail, held on $1,000 bond.

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