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Posted at 1:57 PM ET, 08/14/2010

Police: Sex offender arrested at Wal-Mart

By Justin Jouvenal

A registered sex offender was arrested after he allegedly exposed and touched himself in the toy section of a Wal-Mart at the Fair Lakes Shopping Center in Fairfax, according to Fairfax County police.

The man was identified as Jerome A. Fleming, 59, of Fairfax. A store employee reported seeing a man watching children in the toy section, according to police. The man had allegedly crouched and waited for adults to leave the area before exposing himself.

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(Courtesy Fairfax County Police)

Fleming was charged with making an obscene sexual display and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Detectives believe that additional people may be witnesses in this case. Anyone with information should contact Crime Solvers by phone at 866-411-TIPS (8477), online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Potential witnesses can also call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.

--Justin Jouvenal

Database: Virginia sex offenders

By Justin Jouvenal  | August 14, 2010; 1:57 PM ET
 
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Comments

sick, sick, sick. What would make a man do this act?

Posted by: anaislynne | August 14, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Could it be... possibly... I don't know... SATAN???

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | August 14, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I hope he is locked up for life. At his age, heaven knows what he might do next!!!!

Posted by: Formerrepublican | August 14, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh, big deal. This was on the front page of Google News, for chrissakes! I wonder how many donuts will be consumed at the Fairfax County cop shop while they beat the bushes to locate "witnesses"?
Back in the good old days, when we all spent most of the year walking around buck naked, there was no such thing as "making an obscene sexual display". Now, we've become so "sophisticated" that waving your wee-wee in public makes headline news and sends teams of armed men running around like idiots trying to terrorize all the child "witnesses". The little kids probably laughed at the guy and ran away, but they'll really have the fear put into them when strange men with guns come to their house looking to "interview" them. Well done, State of Virginia! And don't forget to put the guy's photo all over the Internet so vigilante lunatics a thousand times more vicious than this guy can go looking for him!
What a sick society we live in!
Take the guy to a psychiatric hospital, and have him evaluated. That's all. He's probably harmless, but needs help. And the little kids will have forgotten all about it in 24 hours.

Varlet

Posted by: Varlet | August 14, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

These guys cannot be fixed...clearly he has shown that...lock him up forever.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 14, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Oh, big deal. This was on the front page of Google News, for chrissakes! I wonder how many donuts will be consumed at the Fairfax County cop shop while they beat the bushes to locate "witnesses"?
Back in the good old days, when we all spent most of the year walking around buck naked, there was no such thing as "making an obscene sexual display". Now, we've become so "sophisticated" that waving your wee-wee in public makes headline news and sends teams of armed men running around like idiots trying to terrorize all the child "victims". The little kids probably laughed at the guy and ran away, but they'll really have the fear put into them when strange men with guns come to their house looking to "interview" them. Well done, State of Virginia! And don't forget to put the guy's photo all over the Internet so vigilante lunatics a thousand times more vicious than this guy can go looking for him!
What a sick society we live in!
Take the guy to a psychiatric hospital, and have him evaluated. That's all. He's probably harmless, but needs help. And the little kids will have forgotten all about it in 24 hours.

Varlet

Posted by: Varlet | August 14, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Oh, big deal. This was on the front page of Google News, for chrissakes! I wonder how many donuts will be consumed at the Fairfax County cop shop while they beat the bushes to locate "witnesses"?
Back in the good old days, when we all spent most of the year walking around buck naked, there was no such thing as "making an obscene sexual display". Now, we've become so "sophisticated" that waving your wee-wee in public makes headline news and sends teams of armed men running around like idiots trying to terrorize all the child "witnesses". The little kids probably laughed at the guy and ran away, but they'll really have the fear put into them when strange men with guns come to their house looking to "interview" them. Well done, State of Virginia! And don't forget to put the guy's photo all over the Internet so vigilante lunatics a thousand times more vicious than this guy can go looking for him!
What a sick society we live in!
Take the guy to a psychiatric hospital, and have him evaluated. That's all. He's probably harmless, but needs help. And the little kids will have forgotten all about it in 24 hours.

Varlet

Posted by: Varlet
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varlet,

you are a complete moron. A registered sex offender exposed himself to children and you consider that harmless? He's shown he already has a proclivity to assault, sexually. He won't stop at exposing himself to children. His impulses will lead him to groping, which also may not be a big deal to you then finally raping. These guys cannot be rehabilitated. It's people like you who tolerate pedophilia. What a disgrace.

Posted by: jabreal00 | August 14, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Varlet, why don't you go and suck his c0ck then, you pathetic loser

Posted by: bendan2000 | August 14, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and, by the way, Washington Post: Mr. Fleming deserves the presumption of innocence. By posting his photo and address here, you place yourselves at risk if some wacko takes it into their sick minds to take a shot at Mr. Fleming. Don't think that you can hide behind the Fairfax County Police Dept. if something happens to him. This is a non-story unless Mr. Fleming is convicted of a crime - and even then, it would be probably a misdemeanor (I hope!) So why make a big deal out of this? What are you getting from it? More page views?
No nice to see "responsible journalism" at its finest! Makes me sick to my stomach.

Varlet

Posted by: Varlet | August 14, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and, by the way, Washington Post: Mr. Fleming deserves the presumption of innocence. By posting his photo and address here, you place yourselves at risk if some wacko takes it into their sick minds to take a shot at Mr. Fleming. Don't think that you can hide behind the Fairfax County Police Dept. if something happens to him. This is a non-story unless Mr. Fleming is convicted of a crime - and even then, it would be probably a misdemeanor (I hope!) So why make a big deal out of this? What are you getting from it? More page views?
So nice to see "responsible journalism" at its finest! Makes me sick to my stomach.

Varlet

Posted by: Varlet | August 14, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey, moron aka Varlet, the guy's a registered sex offender, meaning he's already been convicted of a sex offense. A store employee saw him acting suspiciously in an area of the store where children are likely to be. The employee reported it and the police arrested the guy. Good.

Posted by: samantha7 | August 14, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I expect Mr. Varlet, himself, is registered in some jurisdiction.

Posted by: nicekid | August 14, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Varlet?....that sounds like a pedophile anyway. You are a complete idiot. How can you think this is ok? Your comment about oh well the kids will forget about it in 24 hours makes me want to throw up. I hope you don't have any kids because your a complete waste of life!!!!

Posted by: sknsfn1027 | August 14, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"Touched himself"?

Who wrote this article, a nun?

Posted by: FrankIBC | August 14, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Do you notice that guys like this, always look like guys like this?

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | August 14, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Varlet = Jerome A. Fleming

Posted by: Libel278 | August 14, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

These are the true sex offender not 18-20 having sex with a 16-17 year old. If the laws where changed to track the real sex offender then the state would have more resources to track these people. But no they have to also keep track with 18-20 who in a dating relationship had sex with someone 16 or 17. These kids are on the list for life in most states. When are we going to stop letting every child's parents who was rape and murder add a stricter law that is retoactive. Yes we need a sex offender list one that is not marking every young adult for life. We need a list that will help people find the dangerous ones and repeated one.

Think about your life growing up. MAny of your parents wheer married and having kids before the age of 15 or 16. Would you consider charging them with a sex crime now. You a people only has to mention sex before 18 and the police will be on them like flies. Remeember the streakers in the 80' some of them mant be on the list today.

Type in Mark Lundsford or Joshua Lundsford see what you come up with BOTH should be on list but are not.

Please get educated on who can get on the sex offender list. Stop getting these young kids on the list. Make it a TRUE sex offender list so we can keep better track of these.

How many of you had sex just after you turned 18 with a 16 or 17. I would like to find your parnater and talk them into charging you with RAPE. How would you like that!!!!!!

Posted by: soccermother1 | August 14, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Castration

Posted by: brandip_77 | August 14, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Varlet.."They will forget"!!!! What!!!! I was flashed/approached no less than 5 times while I lived in different areas of California when I was a child. I am now 44 and have NOT forgotten the fear of being stalked by a "freak".

@Ombudsman1..What do you mean they always look like that "white..older male"? Yes that only 2 of the my exposers/preditors looked like that. 2 were Hispanic men, and 1 was a middle aged asian man. The only similarity was that they were men and middle-aged or older. Sexual Preditors come in all packages!!

Posted by: Pumpkin31 | August 14, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Lock 'em up. We cannot rely on the medical profession to help these people. Take him off the streets and keep him incarcerated.

Posted by: bobbo2 | August 14, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Wow! This story's been up for several hours, and not a single wacko has blamed it on Obama! This is a Washington Post Comments record!

Posted by: DavidTR | August 14, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Varlet must be one too. Convict the pervert and put him in general population. Don't segregate him. Let him mingle with the real MEN. Besides segregation is against the law. Isn't it??

Posted by: doughboy96 | August 14, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

OK IN CALIFORIA

Posted by: MRGB | August 14, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

if it wasn't for Obama and his SOCIALIST MINIONS, these sick liberal acts of pedophilia would never take place!

How's that Dave TR?

And you know the SOCIALISM tag is true because I used all caps to type it.

Posted by: rcupps | August 14, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

I blame MICHELLE Obama. If she had not been out of the country for several days partying with the remnants of the monarchy, of which she so dearly and clearly wishes to be a part, this incident NEVER would've occurred.

Posted by: SlothRoth | August 15, 2010 1:05 AM | Report abuse

I blame MICHELLE Obama. If she had not been out of the country for several days partying with the remnants of the monarchy, of which she so dearly and clearly wishes to be a part, this incident NEVER would've occurred.

Posted by: SlothRoth | August 15, 2010 1:06 AM | Report abuse

Actually, is this the new greeter in the Toy Department?

Posted by: SlothRoth | August 15, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

Actually, is this the new greeter in the Toy Department?

Posted by: SlothRoth | August 15, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

The WP didnt need to publish his picture and address to inform the public, Varlet. Its on the Va sex offender registry, along with his work address and the information that in 2003 he was convicted twice of 'taking indecent liberties with children.'

The only poor reporting i see here, is that the WP fails one of the most basic tenets of reporting, and neglects to report WHEN this happened.

Posted by: wpost456 | August 15, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks Varlet likely hangs out at rest stops with his perp friends.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | August 16, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

There is no cure for sexual predators.Sexual abuse and exploitation of children is particularly offensive, but really its bad no matter the age of the victum.

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 16, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

This happened in a Walmart; the big box stores that put local small stores out of business.
the big corporate chain that buys cheap tainted chinese goods that poison our children and put their parents out of work.
the chain store that fires workers on medical marijuana.
The big corporation that takes out life insurance policies on its workers so they can profit when they die off.

Walmart is killing America and all you people care about is one guy showing off his junk?

You deserve the future Walmart is making for you.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 16, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

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