89-year-old sexually violent predator arrested in Pinellas Park for exposing himself to children

Pinellas County

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas Park police arrested an elderly sexually violent predator who exposed himself to three young girls on Sunday.

According to police, officers responded to reports of an elderly man exposing himself and masturbating in front of children near 5771 92nd Terrace North.

During the investigation, officers learned Edward Boelsche, 89, called out to three young girls, all under the age of 16, walking down a sidewalk.

When the girls looked in Boelsche’s direction, he allegedly exposed himself and started to masturbate.

The children immediately reported the incident to an adult who was able to identify the man and contacted law enforcement.

The adult also saw Boelsche masturbating. 

Officers identified Boelsche, who is a registered sexually violent predator.

He was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

Boelsche is charged with one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition. 

He remains in jail on $50,000 bond.

Boelsche has multiple arrests and convictions for sexual violence against children dating back to 1986.

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