Police sting nabs senior citizens masturbating in Virginia park

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Three men in Virginia were arrested and charged after police received complaints about inappropriate activity at a public park.

Roger Page Whitlow, 71, Rudolph Sherwood Taggart, 84 and James Allan Shelton, 70, were charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and obscene sexual display at public park.

The arrests came after an investigation into complaints about men masturbating in the park.

Police said the inappropriate activity happened at Vawter Street Park which is located down a dead-end road.

Reports began coming in around September according to police. Police noted that much of the activity was often confined to the woods.

"It’s been an older crowd, I think the youngest has been 55 and the oldest is in their 80s,” Lt. Chris Eley, with Henrico County Police, told WTVR.

Park officials said the arrests are not reflective of the park and they intended for the park to be a family-friendly place.