A woman with money in her hand was accused of giving oral sex to a homeless man wearing sunglasses outside a Leesburg liquor store early Monday night.
A Leesburg Police officer in a fully marked patrol vehicle was driving north past the ABC Liquor store, located at 1808 Citrus Blvd., shortly before 7 p.m. when he spotted a woman sitting and slumped over a man’s lap. The couple, later identified as 48-year-old Patricia Frances Stamper and 39-year-old Nathan Rafael Fernandez, was positioned on the decorative wall that borders the liquor store, a Leesburg Police report states.
As the officer came to a stop, he saw Fernandez leaning back against his arms with his head tilted back. He then saw Stamper performing oral sex on Fernandez, whose penis was “exposed and visible” while “she cupped it with her left hand,” the report says.
Fernandez appeared to look up and see the officer, as he quickly moved Stamper away from him. The officer then pulled into the parking lot of the liquor store and confronted the couple, who both claimed that “they were doing nothing. Stamper was holding money in her right hand and Fernandez spontaneously uttered, “I didn’t give her that money,” the report says.
Both Fernandez and Stamper were taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Jail. Fernandez, who claimed to be from Orlando and homeless, was charged with exposure of sexual organs and disorderly conduct/breach of the peace. He was being held on $27,000 bond and is due in court Aug. 6 and Aug. 8 to answer to the charges.
Stamper, who listed her address as 2110 Citrus Blvd. #6 in Leesburg and her occupation as “labor,” was charged with disorderly conduct/breach of the peace. She was being held on $2,000 bond and is due in court Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. to answer to the charge.
Neither Fernandez nor Stamper are strangers to the Lake County legal system. Fernandez was arrested in November 2014 while living in Summerfield by Lady Lake Police and charged with loitering or prowling, jail records show.
Stamper has been held in the Lake County Jail 24 times since December 2009 on a variety of charges – some more than once – that include:
- Lewdness/indecent exposure;
- Public intoxication;
- Trespassing after warning;
- Possession of alcohol on public property;
- Open container of alcohol within 100 feet of a business;
- Battery on a law enforcement officer;
- Domestic battery;
- Aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer;
- Disorderly intoxication in a public place/causing a disturbance; and
- Possession of cocaine.
The incident took place near a wooded area off Picciola Road that is known to contain homeless camps. Those who live in the wooded area frequent the ABC Liquors parking lot and the corner of U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Picciola Road while begging for money. And they’re also known to frequent the nearby Fast Stop Superette minimart at 3702 Picciola Rd., where a body believed to be that of a homeless man was found last week.