79-year-old serial sex offender facing charges for lewd act in La.

Jack Mozer (Slidell Police Dept. photo)

From Media Reports

SLIDELL, La. – A 79-year-old Biloxi, Miss., man is facing additional charges in Slidell, Louisiana after he was allegedly caught masturbating at the Northside Mall there. Authorities said Jack Mozer has been arrested on 27 separate occasions in several different states on similar sex-related charges.

Jack Mozer (Slidell Police Dept. photo)

Mozer was arrested at his Biloxi home in July and extradited to Slidell to face two charges of obscenity in St. Tammany Parish.

Louisiana authorities said in both cases, the incidents occurred a woman’s clothing store. In the first case, Mozer allegedly “brushed up” against two females and while smiling at them began to fondle himself through his pants. The two females, who worked at the store, told their manager about the incident. By the time police arrived, the Mozer had fled the scene, WAFB reported.

Slidell officials said on the second occasion, the incident involved two teenage girls, who reportedly chased Mozer out of the store and into the mall parking lot, where they were able to obtain his vehicle's license plate number and provide it to police.

A detective with the Slidell Police Department was able to get a picture of the registered owner of the vehicle, Jack Mozer. After reviewing the video surveillance from the two stores, the detective determined Mozer was the person involved in both incidents.

According to police, this is Mozer's first criminal charge in the State of Louisiana, but in other states, Mozer has been arrested on charges such as: sexual indecent exposure, public sex indecently involving a minor, attempted child molestation, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, and failure to register as a sex offender. The outcome of those cases is unknown and police are still trying to determine if Mozer is currently a registered sex offender from a different state.

The investigation is ongoing, and Slidell Police are working with other law enforcement agencies to determine if Mozer is responsible for any similar or more serious crimes, in other areas throughout the gulf-coast region.