Polk County man charged with Lewd and Lascivious behavior for alleged foot fetish

POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Polk County deputies have arrested a 23-year-old man for Lewd Lascivious Conduct on a Person Less than 18 years of age.

According to a sheriff's statement, Reginald Cruz of Dundee "victimized women living in the eastern portion of Polk County, under false pretenses to gain access to their feet for his sexual gratification."

A 10-year-old child is included as one of the victims.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking those who feel they may have been victimized to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200.

Cruz is a Hispanic male with dark completion. He is approximately 5'10 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.  His vehicle is a 1993, two-door, teal-colored Honda Accord.

In addition to the Lewd and Lascivious charge, Cruz is charged with Obtaining Property by Fraud, two counts of Battery, and one count of Attempted Battery.

Sheriff Grady Judd is expected to provide additional details at a news conference today.

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