LCSO: Sexual predator arrested again after offering child free tennis lessons

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Anthony Julius Caesar
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Posted at 5:30 AM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 04:14:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A sexual predator was arrested again after another Tallahassee family told investigators he offered their child free tennis lessons.

Anthony Julius Caesar, 51, of Tallahassee, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday for one count of sexual predator working or volunteering where children congregate.

In September 2018, Caesar was arrested for four counts of the same charge and the additional charge of loitering or prowling.

Caesar's most recent charge came after a family told an LCSO investigator that Caesar approached them while they were at Lafayette Park playing tennis in June or July 2018, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The family said they contacted law enforcement after seeing a local news report about Caesar's arrest for soliciting tennis lessons to children at Lafayette Park and his being a sexual predator.

Caesar and the family exchanged phone numbers, but the family became suspicious of him when Caesar seemed not to know other tennis players in a league where he claimed to be a member and the father belonged.

The family felt compelled to make a report because their child became a focus of Caesar, court documents said.

Caesar remained in jail Friday on a $16,250 bond.

He was labelled a sexual predator in Duval County, Florida, in September 1997 after a sexual battery conviction.

The sheriff's office and the prosecutor's office asked that conditions of Caesar's release be that he wear a GPS monitor, have no contact with  children, and remain 500 feet away from places where children congregate.

LCSO arrests sexual predator seen near children at Lafayette Park

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies have arrested a sexual predator after investigating complaints from a local neighborhood homeowner’s association.

Anthony Caesar, 50, was arrested on Wednesday.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says they were told Caesar had approached a mother and her 10-year-old child at Lafayette Park and offered to give free tennis lessons to her and her minor children.

The mother met Caesar a few days later for the lessons.

Detectives were told Caesar was at Lafayette Park playing tennis Wednesday afternoon and went to talk with him. They say Caesar was found at the tennis courts less than 300 feet from children attending an after school program in the park. There were also minors sitting on a park bench a few feet from the tennis court.

LCSO says Caesar met with detectives at the sheriff’s office and was interviewed. During the interview Caesar admitted to having text communication with another 16-year-old female.

Caesar was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility after the interview. Caesar’s sexual predator status stem from charges in Duval County in 1997.