MERCER COUNTY, Ohi (21Alive) -- Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey issued a warning today that there will be increased patrols in Mercer County's public parks.
The increase in patrols is due to an influx of reports of sexual activity taking place in the parks.
"These parks are visited by families,” states Sheriff Grey, “we will not tolerate public sexual activity or soliciting in the parks. Those activities should be kept in the privacy of your home. Anyone caught engaged in sexual activity or soliciting in the parks, will be arrested and taken to jail, this news release is your only warning.”
The public is encouraged to help report suspicious activity by going their website at www.mercercountysheriff.org or their tip line, 567-890-8477
Warning further states " Effective immediately, if you are arrested by a deputy sheriff and incarcerated for public sexual activity, your mug shot and a news release will be provided to news outlets."
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