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Man Accused of Public Lewdness at Patchogue Chuck E. Cheese's

Police say Reynaldo Flores acted in a lewd manner near children at the Patchogue restaurant Wednesday.

A convicted sex offender was arrested at Patchogue's Chuck E. Cheese's Wednesday afternoon after he was "observed acting in a lewd manner in close proximity to children," police said.

Reynaldo Flores, 46, of Middle Island, was placed under arrest around 1:15 p.m. after being identified by witnesses at the family restaurant and entertainment center on Sunrise Highway, police said. 

Police declined to specify the lewd act Flores engaged in, but a police spokesman told Patch that Flores "didn't touch or harm any children."

Flores was at Chuck E. Cheese's with his 7-year-old son at the time of the incident, police said.

Flores has several previous convictions for fondling himself in front of children at libraries and stores, including an incident in 2005 where he exposed himself to an 11-year-girl doing her homework in the children's section of the former Borders bookstore in Bohemia, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

Flores now faces misdemeanor charges of public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child. He is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Stephanie February 23, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Thanks for the great reporting and the information. Other news orgs gave us no information! GREAT JOB !!! Thanks :)
Chris Barcelo February 24, 2012 at 02:56 PM
MISDEMEANOR? A drunk driver has it worse off. Guess Children arent as important.
Jamie February 25, 2012 at 07:59 PM
This guy needs to be put away for life obviously he can't control himself and is a sick person and his acts will probably only get worse. I am quite disturbed that he only got a misdemeanor.
TODD BRENNAN February 26, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I FEEL SORRY FOR HIS KID
Style Bar February 27, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Why does he even have custody of his child with his record?
Jacqueline March 01, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I am wondering who the real Reynaldo Flores is, the man on the Patch site or the man in the Advance today.
Ryan Bonner (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Jacqueline, our photo is the mugshot released by the SCPD on the day of the incident. We cannot speak for the Advance.
Jean P Marin March 21, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I feel sorry for his son. But please explain to me what the hell he is doing out on the streets with the wonderful record he has . Anybody ????
lori bunin May 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM
i knew him didnt know he had a record for this act hes a married man

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