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Ocala man accused of masturbating outside Aquatic Club in Oak Run community

A 29-year-old Ocala man was arrested this week after he was accused of masturbating outside the Aquatic Club located in the Oak Run community.

On Tuesday, December 5, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Aquatic Club (8475 SW 108th Place Road in Ocala) in reference to a suspicious person in the area. According to the arrest report, this suspicious individual – later identified as Connor Justin Lelik – was “going in and out” of the women’s restroom.

Connor Justin Lelik
Connor Justin Lelik

Upon arrival, deputies were unable to locate Lelik, and they initially determined that no crime had been committed.

The following day, an Oak Run security manager contacted the sheriff’s office and advised that a resident/victim had observed Lelik “exposing his penis and masturbating” on December 5, according to the report.

The victim advised that she had taken her daughter to the Aquatic Club at around 6:30 p.m. on December 5. She told investigators that she spoke with several other residents who stated that Lelik was “acting weird” while walking around the club.

According to the victim’s statement in the report, Lelik was “fully clothed” when she saw him while heading back to her vehicle. Moments after she began driving away from the club, she claimed that she saw Lelik “on the side of the building with his pants pulled down,” and he was allegedly “motioning by his genitals as if he was masturbating.”

The victim’s daughter spoke with a deputy and advised that she saw Lelik “with his pants down.” She further claimed that Lelik’s penis was “out,” and he was allegedly masturbating.

The deputy made contact with the security manager who advised that there was video footage of Lelik near the Aquatic Club at the time of the incident. The report stated that the first video showed Lelik “pacing back and forth” outside the seating area while one of his hands was inside his pants. The deputy noted that Lelik was fully clothed.

Another video showed Lelik on the side of the building at approximately 6:30 p.m. on December 5. The report stated that Lelik’s pants were down, and the footage “clearly shows [Lelik] with his penis out actively masturbating.”

Due to past encounters with Lelik, the deputy was able to personally identify him.

In June of 2023, Lelik was arrested after multiple witnesses claimed that he was masturbating near the entrance of the Palm Cay subdivision in Ocala. In October, he was convicted of exposing his sexual organs in connection with the Palm Cay incident.

On December 6, the deputy made contact with Lelik at his residence located in the 10900 block of SW 89th Avenue in Ocala. After being read his Miranda rights, Lelik claimed that he was “at home all day” and “sleeping” during the time of the incident at the Aquatic Club, according to the report.

When confronted with the video footage that allegedly showed him at the Aquatic Club on December 5, Lelik denied the allegations and claimed that he had not been to the club in “several months.”

Lelik was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $5,000 bond. He is facing a felony charge for exposure of sexual organs (second or subsequent offense).

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.