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MB Man Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Conduct

Jacob A. Dotson was arrested on March 14, 2012, during a sting operation that focused on activity in and near a public beach restroom at Marine Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Jacob A. Dotson, 33, of Manhattan Beach, one of 18 men arrested during a sting operation of a public beach restroom in Manhattan Beach, was arrested based on the following two potential charges: soliciting/engaging in lewd conduct in a public place (647(a)PC) and loitering in/around a public toilet for the purpose of engaging/soliciting lewd/unlawful act on March 14, 2012, confirmed Manhattan Beach Public Information Officer Stephanie Martin Tuesday.

Dotson is the only MB resident arrested during the undercover operation that netted men ranging in age from 20 to 59. The men's reported residences are in cities such as Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Santa Monica, Lomita and Los Angeles.

Other individuals were arrest during the sting on suspicion of utilizing a peephole in a restroom – invasion of privacy (647(j)PC); resisting arrest (148(a)(1)PC) and indecent exposure (314.1PC).

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