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Man convicted of raping child in 2000 arrested for exposing himself in fast food restaurant

LARGO — A registered sexual offender who was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in 2000 was arrested Saturday, accused of exposing himself inside a McDonald's restaurant and later in a transport van as he was being taken to jail.

Jabre R. Jelks, 31, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

According to arrest reports, two employees at the McDonald's at 1590 Missouri Ave. saw Jelks masturbating in the restaurant around 10 p.m.

Largo police found Jelks a short time later as he was walking nearby. He was arrested on the disorderly conduct charge and put in a van headed for the Pinellas County Jail. Jelks began masturbating again inside the van, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

In June 2000, a 14-year-old girl accused Jelks and another man of raping her in a Clearwater apartment. Jelks was convicted of sexual battery and sentenced to more than seven years in prison. He was released in 2008.

Man convicted of raping child in 2000 arrested for exposing himself in fast food restaurant 06/27/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 27, 2010 2:14pm]
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