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Sex offender accused of exposing himself to boy, mom at Hernando hotel pool

BROOKSVILLE — A 57-year-old Tampa man and registered sex offender was arrested Friday after the mother of a boy reported seeing the man swimming naked in a hotel pool.

Gary Forro was swimming in the pool at Quality Inn & Suites on Cortez Boulevard at the opposite end of the pool from the 11-year-old boy and his mother, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report.

Forro then came to the shallow end of the pool and was relaxing with his arms behind his head when the boy's mother saw that he was naked. The mother and son left and contacted the hotel manager, who went to the pool to find the defendant still there, covering his genitals with a small red athletic sports cup, the report stated.

When the manager asked Forro to put clothes on, Forro dropped the cup, exposing himself again, then picked up a towel and a pair of shorts. He put on the shorts and left.

Deputies later found Forro lying underneath a tree behind the nearby Hampton Inn. He was wearing a pair of soaking wet camouflage shorts with no shirt. Forro was taken to Brooksville Regional Hospital after he complained of a headache. Forro, who is listed in state records as a sex offender dating to 2005, was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior.

Sex offender accused of exposing himself to boy, mom at Hernando hotel pool 09/20/10 [Last modified: Monday, September 20, 2010 4:14pm]
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