UPD: 12 arrested for regularly having sex, masturbating and exposing themselves at Roscoe Conkling Park

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - 12 men have been arrested after an undercover sex crime sting at Roscoe Conkling Park, attached to the City of Utica's Valley View Golf Course, according to Utica Police.

Police say they received numerous complaints regarding men engaging in sexual acts near the wooded area at the park. It was reported that the men would meet each other for the purposes of engaging in sexual acts on themselves and each other.

The complainants also said the men would accost people passing by, often times propositioning them while exposing themselves.

The men range in age from 47 to 79.

Officers were directed to an area in the park believed used by the men. When officers checked this area, they located several discarded items used during the acts as well as blankets, clothing and undergarments.

Police say during their several week investigation, an undercover officer was approached numerous times by men who would then expose themselves and masturbate. On several occasions the suspect grabbed the officer in a sexual manner while propositioning him, authorities said.

Investigators say the crimes occurred on the roadway, trails and woods in the park which is traveled often by vehicles, runners and bikers.

Following are the names of those arrested:

- Brian G. Slocum, age 54 of Deansboro
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- Marc N. Stagliano, age 58 of Herkimer
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- William H. Williams, age 53 of Yorkville
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- George C. Brockett, age 79 of Herkimer
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- Joseph S. Aiello, age 66 of Utica
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- Robert E. Havranek, age 77 of New Hartford
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- Richard J. Emmert, age 69 of New Hartford
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- Timothy M. Wissenbachm, age 55 of Utica
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- Patrick H. Murray, age 47 of Rome
(Charged with exposure of a person and public lewdness)

- Francis J. Grippe, age 54 of Frankfort
(Charged with harassment and forcible touching)

- Michael F. Leary, age 67 of Sauquoit
(Charged with harassment and forcible touching)

- Craig A. Hood, age 60 of Utica
(Charged with exposure of a person)

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