By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 6, 2018
Anthony Julius Caesar
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Leon County investigators have arrested a registered sexual predator after receiving community complaints.
Deputies took 50-year-old Anthony Julius Caesar into custody Wednesday evening.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says Caesar approached a mother and her 10-year-old child at Lafayette Park, offering free tennis lessons.
Investigators say on Wednesday afternoon, he was at the tennis courts near minors sitting on a park bench, and less than 300 feet away from children attending an after-school program in the park.
Detectives say during an interview at the sheriff’s office, Caesar admitted to approaching parents and children at Tom Brown Park and the Southwood Community Center and to texting with a 16-year-old girl.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Caesar is a registered sexual predator, convicted in 1997 in Duval of sexual battery on a victim younger than 12.