POINCIANA — Exactly what happened in a parked car in Poinciana earlier this month?
Calling it a “suspicious incident,” the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has forwarded charges against a 25-year-old man to the State Attorney’s Office.
The charge: exposure of sexual organs.
The place: a parked car.
Twis Lizasuain, the public information officer for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, noted in her report that two women came forward to say a man sitting in a parked car — later identified by authorities as Jonathan Pagan — had exposed himself to them.
Or did he?
“The investigation began on August 17 when deputies took a report regarding a suspicious incident,” Lizasuain wrote. “They spoke with two females who indicated they were riding their bikes in the area of Steward Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road when they saw an unknown male, later identified as Jonathan Pagan, sitting in a vehicle parked in the turning lane. When they rode by, the females saw Pagan partially undressed and inappropriately touching himself.”
When he saw the women, Lizasuain noted, Pagan drove off. But the women spotted his car again as they continued bicycling through the area.
“A short time later, they were approaching the Eagle Lake subdivision and saw Pagan parked at the entrance,” Lizasuain wrote. “The females were able to take photos of his vehicle, which helped detectives identify him.”
Having identified the car and its owner, Pagan was brought if for questioning on Aug. 21, and detectives say he made a partial confession — underdressed, perhaps, but inappropriate touching, no.
“He cooperated with the investigation and told detectives he was partially dressed in his vehicle, but did not admit to inappropriately touching himself,” Lizasuain wrote. “Based on his admission and the witnesses’ statements, Exposing Sexual Organs charges were forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office this week.”
The investigation is still open, Lizasuain noted, and detectives are asking anyone who may have seen Pagan involved in a similar incident to call law enforcement.
Tips on this case can be forwarded to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, but a tip that leads to the felony arrest can become eligible for a cash reward — as high as $1,000.
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