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89-year-old man arrested for inappropriately touching himself in front of children in Pinellas Park

Posted: 9:14 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 12:43:40Z
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PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — An 89-year-old man was arrested for allegedly exposing himself and touching himself inappropriately in front of children.

Edward Boelsche, 89, reportedly called out to three children, all under the age of 16, walking down a sidewalk. When they looked towards him, he exposed himself and started touching himself.

The children immediately reported the incident to an adult, who contacted law enforcement. That person also witnessed the man touching himself.

Boelsche is a registered sexually violent predator. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

He is charged with one count of lewd & lascivious exhibition and remains in jail with a $50,000 bond.

According to Pinellas Park PD, this incident happened at the home of Boelsche's son, whom he was visiting for the day.

Boelsche has multiple criminal arrests/convictions for sexual violence against children dating back to 1986