A sex offender with past convictions for public sexual indecency and indecent exposure was arrested again Sunday on suspicion of fondling his genitals while standing near a pay phone in front of a Mesa store.
Luke Raymond Metail, 27, of Mesa was booked into jail on suspicion of five counts public sexual indecency, because police suspect that two adults and three kids witnessed the incident. Also, police are recommending charges of a sex offender registration violation and dangerous drug and paraphernalia possession.
Court records show Metail was standing outside a store at 1410 East Main Street about 7:30 p.m. when a woman saw him touching himself inappropriately and notified her friend, who was with three children.
The group called police, who responded to the scene and found that Metail had failed to register as a sex offender, despite moving to a new address. Police also found a methamphetamine pipe in the man’s pocket, records show.
Metail refused to answer any questions when police tried to interview him.