Sex Crimes at Greenfield Park

Reported by Claire Simms - bio|email
Posted by Theresa Swenson - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington police arrested two men for soliciting sex at Greenfield Park Thursday.

Jason Edward Anderson, 38-years-old, was charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution and Jason Eric Northway, 42-years-old, faces charges of loitering for purpose of prostitution and indecent exposure.

Park visitors find it hard to believe people would be using the park to solicit sex.

"We've been walking we've been encountering people," said Courtney Gomez.  "They've all been friendly.  I really haven't run into anyone that seemed like they would be of the nature to solicit."

Wilmington police said Greenfield Park has a history of prostitution problems and more complaints have been made recently about inappropriate behavior, particularly men being followed and solicited by other men.

Police said tips from park visitors helped lead to the arrests and continue to urge anyone who witnesses suspicious behavior to report it immediately.

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