Lake Wales Pastor Accused of Soliciting Sex From Undercover Cop

The pastor at a Catholic Church in Lake Wales has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover police officer.

The 66-year-old is accused of soliciting a lewd act from an undercover detective in a wooded area near the Lake Fannie Boat Ramp in Winter Haven.

Polk County Sheriff’s undercover detectives were in the area in response to complaints of lewd activity.

The man was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail and released after posting $250 bond.

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