Arrested this week on nine counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 16 years of age and 11 counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of a child, Filipkowski had a very useful tool at his disposal…
…a traveling video arcade.
Filipkowski owns, “Games 2U” a van with flatscreen monitors and video game consoles that traveled around Central Florida for kids birthday parties, school functions and church events. Polk County Judge Sheriff Grady Judd called Filipkowski, “our worst nightmare. He has no criminal record, no history of abusing children, and a business that caters to children,” Judd said in a statement. “His van is a predator’s paradise.” (peet: It should be noted that Games2U is a franchise. There is no evidence that any other van related to the company’s franchise is an any way related to this case, or involved in another child abuse cases. Filipkowski was the franchisee of this single van who’s territory was limited to Central Florida.)
Filipkowski was discovered after a boy reported and identified him as his allegdged abuser to a social services agency. Police then began to investigate Filipkowski on charges of giving the boy alcohol before molesting him. Filipkowski has also admitted in violating another boy, 13 or 14, three years ago in his Lakeland, FL home. The latter case involved a boy who occasionally worked for Filipkowski in the van.
Filipkowski is being held without bond in the Polk County Jail.
…and yes, it happened in Florida.