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A Daytona Beach resident has been banned for six months from all Volusia County beaches after parents complained that he was handing out business cards to teenagers that read "Sugardaddy seeking Sugarbaby."
After handing out a stack of cards to beach-going ladies last Saturday, July 29, things did not go as hoped for 73-year-old Richard Basaraba, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
A 16-year-old Oviedo girl informed Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officers that Basaraba approached her and two of her 18-year-old friends and handed one of them a business card showing an older man with a younger girl on his lap. The back of the card read "Ask me about your monthly allowance."
The Daytona Beach resident also reportedly held up a bra pad after learning the girls’ ages and said he was looking for someone to fill it. He then allegedly told the 16-year-old she “would be perfect,” and to contact him when she turned 18.
Basaraba, who recently ordered a T-shirt that reads, “Accepting application 4A sugar baby,” told the News-Journal
that he's devastated that local authorities overreacted to the incident.
Basaraba was not charged with a crime, but was banned from all beaches and walkovers because of a Volusia County ordinance that prohibits soliciting on the beach.