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Date of Issue: September 03, 2008

3 face misdemeanor charges in sex sting

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three men on Aug. 28 for alleged sexual acts in areas along the Palma Sola Causeway.

MCSO, responding to citizen complaints, conducted the undercover operation in a causeway rest room and in a mangrove area west of the causeway.

Authorities arrested a 48-year-old Palmetto man late-morning Aug. 28 for allegedly exposing himself and committing a sexually-related act in front of a deputy.

Two other men, both of Bradenton, were arrested mid-afternoon in separate, allegedly sexually-related incidents.

The three men - Roy Ulysses Johns, 48, Luis Manuel Colon, 22, and Daniel Robert Thyen, 37 -  face misdemeanor charges of exposure of sexual organs, according to MCSO, which has dealt with cruising in the causeway area for about 20 years.