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Sex Offender Tased After Exposing Himself On Siesta Key

Jason Beles masturbated while staring at children on Siesta Key Beach, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

A registered sex offender was Tased following a scuffle with sheriff's deputies on Siesta Key on Tuesday when witnesses say he exposed himself to children.

The  arrested Jason Beles, 38, 3020 Bispham Road, Unit No. 201, Sarasota, after beachgoers reported he exposed himself and acted in a lewd manner at .

Witnesses said Beles was sitting in a chair near Beach Access No. 1 on North Shell Road yesterday and masturbated while staring directly at children who were just 6 and 12 years old, according to the sheriff's office.

Beles also entered the water and stood where it was only up to his thighs and removed his shorts, according to the sheriff's office.

When deputies arrived Beles initially refused to give his correct name and date of birth, saying he was "Johh J. Smith," according to the probable cause affidavit.

He then scuffled with deputies in an attempt to avoid arrest and tried to grab his backpack that he was asked to place on the ground by the deputy, but he was Tased and was taken into custody.

Beles also attempted to kick another deputy while he was being moved to a stretcher for evaluation by the Sarasota County Fire Department, according to the affidavit. The fire department had determined that following the Taser, Beles should be examined at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, according to the affidavit.

Beles is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, resisting arrest with violence, fiving a false name to law enforcement and violation of probation, according to the sheriff's office.

Beles was convicted in April 2010 of lewd & lascivious conduct for exposing himself to young children at a mall and sentenced to four years of supervised release.

Valerie Parkhurst May 25, 2012 at 09:50 AM
Where are all the Sex offender advocates who swear this guy got a raw deal? You know the "Shana Rowans who maintain this was not a violent crime so therefore should be left alone to walk thru society? Notice these groups RSOL aka Nambla dont even bother to log in to these articles? These same groups the RSOL chapters (one in every state) by the way, dont want the public to be informed about the "Jason Beles" of this world, hell they even blame the "registry" for guys like this re-offending. The registry made him do it??? Make no mistake Jason Beles will be back in your neighborhood very soon due to lax sentencing and budget woes, He wouldnt last a day in my neighborhood and the rest of Florida's citizens should feel the same way..
Sam Iam November 11, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Really Reta, born out of porn? I suppose that must mean it only existed since the invention of the camera? What a narrow minded stupid thing to say
Valerie Parkhurst January 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Born out of porn? Perhaps but robbing 7/11's and shooting the clerks could be born out of a drug addiction, robbing banks could be attributed to maxing out one's credit cards..jeez in this world we have "choices" to make and (excusing) one bad habit in relation to committing a crime is a direct defferance of one's responsibilities in society as a whole. Face it, for adults to enter into dangerous behavor and behavor that is detrimental to others especially innocents is in my opinion a defect in the gene pool and should be wiped out..
Valerie Parkhurst April 06, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Update: S28136 Name: BELES, JASON Race: WHITE Sex: MALE Hair Color: BROWN Eye Color: HAZEL Height: 6'00'' Weight: 195 lbs. Birth Date: 08/26/1973 Initial Receipt Date: 12/12/2012 Current Facility: TAYLOR C.I. Current Custody: MEDIUM Current Release Date: 04/26/2017 (Release Date subject to change pending gain time award, gain time forfeiture, or review. A 'TO BE SET' Release Date is to be established pending review.) """Notice the weasel clause (subject to change)""" which means closer to tomorrow release date..

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