POLK COUNTY, Fla. -
Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested a 44-year-old mobile video game business owner they say committed sex acts on multiple children, one of which in his business van.
Leonard Richard Filipkowski was charged with nine counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 16 and 11 counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of a child, according to a release.
Deputies said Filipkowski, the owner of local franchise "Games 2 U", told them he performed sex acts in the van on one victim, who was 13-years-old at the time. Filipkowski told deputies he gave alcohol and molested the boy, who moved out of state and started to go to counseling as a result of the abuse, according to a release.
He also told deputies he performed sex acts at his home on another 13-year-old boy who worked occasionally in the Games 2 U van.
"This suspect, Leonard Filipkowski, is our worst nightmare. He has no criminal record, no history of abusing children, and a business that caters to children. His van is a predator's paradise," said Sheriff Grady Judd. "We are asking parents to talk to their children and let us know as soon as possible if there are any more children out there who have been victimized by this predator."
The "Games 2 U" van travels throughout Central Florida booking events such as birthday parties, children’s events, and church and school functions.
Deputies said they urge children to come forward if they have been victimized by Filipkowski