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Arrest made after naked man follows women on Central Florida beach, police say

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — A Merritt Island man was arrested early Saturday after police said he exposed himself to three adult women on the beach south of Minuteman Causeway.

Cocoa Beach police responded to the south end of Cocoa Beach around 1 a.m. on Saturday after receiving a 911 call from three victims who stated they were followed on the beach for several blocks by a naked male.

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According to a news release, the man followed the woman from South 2nd Street to their rental home in the south end of the city.

The suspect, later identified as Alexander Civitate, allegedly touched himself continually in a lewd manner during this encounter, police said.

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Police located Civitate at the east end of 6th Street.

The victims positively identified Civitate and he was taken into custody without incident.

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The 33-year-old is being charged with exposure of sexual organs.

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