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Ocala man caught masturbating behind rehab center, deputies say

A 30-year-old Ocala man is behind bars after he was allegedly caught masturbating behind a local rehabilitation center.

The arrest report stated that on Saturday, February 17, several Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to TimberRidge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (9848 SW 110th Street in Ocala) in reference to a man exposing his genitals in public.

Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with a woman who stated that she had observed a man, later identified as Connor Justin Lelik, who “appeared to be masturbating” behind the rehabilitation center. The witness stated that Lelik’s pants were “down around his ankles,” and she could see “(Lelik’s) penis in his hands,” according to the report.

Connor Justin Lelik
Connor Justin Lelik, 30, of Ocala

The witness advised that her coworker soon arrived at the incident location. According to the coworker’s statement, a man wearing a black shirt and black pants was observed, and he was “the same person the (female witness) saw masturbating.”

The coworker stated that they confronted the suspect, identified as Lelik, in the 9500 block of SW 110th Street. The report stated that Lelik proceeded to flee from the area, though the coworker was able to take a photograph showing him fleeing on foot across a nearby construction site.

Both the witness and coworker were able to successfully identify Lelik in a photo lineup, according to the report.

An MCSO corporal made contact with Lelik at his residence located in the 10900 block of SW 89th Avenue in Marion County. He was placed under arrest, and the corporal noted in the report that Lelik was wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts.

Lelik told the corporal that he was “out of the home” when the incident occurred, though he claimed that he had “just been walking around in the area.” The report stated that Lelik’s hair was wet from walking in the rain, but his clothing was dry.

A criminal history search of Lelik revealed a prior conviction in Marion County for exposure of sexual organs in July of 2023. He was previously arrested twice last year, in June and December, on charges of exposing his genitals in public.

The corporal transported Lelik to Marion County Jail, where he is currently being held on $2,500 bond. He is being charged with indecent exposure of sexual organs (second or subsequent offense).

A court date has been scheduled at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, according to jail records.