BRADENTON, FLA. -- On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Bradenton Police Department was contacted in reference to a possible sexual battery incident.
The investigation revealed that 64-year-old Gerald Lee Leirer had two 14-15 year old female juveniles at his residence and watched them perform sexual acts on each other. Leirer then joined in on the sex acts with the juveniles on different occasions.
A Search Warrant was conducted on Leirer's residence early Friday, October 23, 2015. He was arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Battery. Further investigation was conducted and on Monday, October 26, 2015, Leirer was arrested a second time for lewd and lascivious molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
This investigation is ongoing.
Anyone having information with regard to this case is asked to call Bradenton Police Detective Kevin Bunch at 941-932-3000 ext. 380, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com