PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s undercover Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two men for exposing themselves in two separate incidents Tuesday at Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park, 15801 Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) near Zemel Road, south of Punta Gorda.
Acting on numerous complaints to CCSO of illegal male sexual activity in the park, detectives walked the park and were approached in two separate incidents where men exposed themselves and were promptly arrested. Arrested and given Notices to Appear (NTA) in court were Alfred E. Benson Jr., 62, of Port Charlotte, and Eric N. Craig, 52, of North Fort Myers. Both were charged with Exposure of Sexual Organs, a misdemeanor.
Detectives say they will continue monitoring illegal sexual activity in an undercover capacity in this and other parks around the county.