There seems to be a growing trend among geriatric gay men that involves committing naughty acts in public parks in the middle of the day.
Earlier this month, three gentlemen in their 70s and 80s were seen engaging in a wild gay sex session while dressed in women’s tennis skirts at a park in Surrey, England. Now, three more men, also in their 70s and 80s, we caught masturbating at a park in Henrico County, Virginia.
James Allan Shelton, aged 70, Roger Page Whitlow, 71, and Rudolph Sherwood Taggart, 84 were arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and obscene sexual display this week after they were caught red-handed in a circle jerk (pun intended) during a police sting operation.
The incident took place at Vawter Street Park, which is located at the end of a dead-end road. Police say they have been receiving complaints about sexual activity happening at the park, mainly in the woods, since last September.
“It’s been an older crowd,” Lt. Chris Eley, with Henrico County Police, told WTVR. “I think the youngest has been 55 and the oldest is in their 80s.”
Officials from Vawter Street Park say they hope the recent circle jerk doesn’t deter others from enjoying all the park has to offer, claiming the arrests are “not reflective of the park” and maintaining that it is a “family-friendly place.”