Sexual offender found naked in hotel pool

September 21st, 2010 by Staff

Brooksville, Florida- The mother of an 11-year-old boy was shocked to discover a man swimming in a hotel pool with her son was naked.

It happened at the Quality Inn & Suites off Interstate 75 in Brooksville. Hernando Sheriff’s investigators report the man, 57-year-old Gary Forro, was in the pool with the boy “in a relaxing manner with his hands over his head” when the mother noticed he had nothing on.

She immediately pulled her son from the pool and notified the hotel manager, according to the report.

The hotel manager told investigators he also saw the man naked in the pool, but using a red athletic cup to cover his genitals. When asked to put his clothes on, the report states Forro dropped the cup, again exposing himself before he was arrested at the Hampton Inn next door wearing only wet shorts.

“Anyone who goes to a hotel needs to be extra safe,” says Judy Cornett, an advocate for victims of sexual abuse, who is worried that more and more sexual predators are showing up at public pools, especially around hotels.

“They choose pools because children are half naked. They have their bathing suits on, they’re out having a good time and they’re not thinking a sexual predator is in the area watching them,” says Cornett.

Forro, who was previously convicted on indecent exposure charges in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August was also charged for failing to properly register here in Florida.

He now faces a new charge of lewd and lascivious exhibition and remains in the Hernando County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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