LI dad arrested for lewdness at Chuck E. Cheese

February 23, 2012 1:40:15 PM PST
A father on Long Island is facing charges that he allegedly acted in a lewd manner near kids at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.

The father was taken into custody yesterday. Today he was arraigned and more about his past is coming to light.

Raynaldo Flores was led from a Suffolk County police precinct in handcuffs.

His head bowed, after being charged with what prosecutors describe as a lewd act.

His arrest, in of all places at a Chuck E. Cheese family restaurant along Sunrise Highway in Patchogue.

Police were called to the restaurant yesterday afternoon while witnesses pointed out Flores to them.

"He was acting obviously in a very lewd manner--which is public lewdness. He was observed by adult witnesses who were patrons in the restaurant--who very quickly called police," said Lt. Reilly with Suffolk County Police.

Flores was arraigned in Suffolk District Court on charges of public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The judge detailed the alledged lewd act by Flores that he says was witnessed by two children.

It was also revealed that 300 children were in the restaurant at the time and that Flores was also with his 7-year-old son.

Lt. Reilly adds, "The son was not victimized by him but we charged him with endangering the welfare of a child because of his actions at the time."

Setting a cash bail at $75,000, the judge also revealed that Flores has a previous criminal history in other states that included, he said, stalking, lewdness, sex abuse and sexual contact with a child younger than 14-years-old.

The judge said Flores had served previous jail time.

Chuck E. Cheese released the following statement: "We are obviously disturbed by this incident and currently cooperating with law enforcement. We are thankful that no one was harmed."

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