Orange County corrections officer accused of openly masturbating in Mims Dollar General

MIMS, Fla. — An Orange County corrections officer has resigned after he was allegedly caught on tape exposing himself in a Brevard County Dollar General while following a woman around, according to officials and a sworn complaint.

William Keister, 55, is accused of exposing himself and masturbating openly in the Dollar General at 2545 U.S. 1 in Mims on Jan. 9, according to a sworn complaint.

The incident, which was caught on a surveillance camera, prompted the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to put out a bulletin with pictures from the video attempting to identify the culprit, the complaint states. One of Keister’s co-workers saw the bulletin and reported it.

Keister agreed to be interviewed by a BCSO detective last Wednesday. During that interview, he “admitted to exposing his genitals and following a female around the store because he thought she was attractive,” according to the complaint.

Keister also “admitted to masturbating for a brief period of time but stopped because he knew it was wrong,” the complaint states.

Keister resigned from the Orange County Corrections Department on Friday, an official said.

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According to the complaint, Keister had worked as a corrections officer five days a week for the past six years.

Keister faces a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, court records show.

His attorney filed a plea of not guilty to the charge, records show.

No record publicly exists to indicate whether Keister was ever booked in jail.

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