Brian Spooner, of Mayport, is accused of exposing himself five times to girls between the ages of 11 and 16 and once to a 20-year-old woman, reports WJXT News-4 in Jacksonville.
Police said there was no pattern on how Spooner chose his victims. They said one girl was on her way to school and another was playing in the front yard with others. Police said Spooner would lure the girls to his car before exposing them.
“It’s a good thing he’s off the street because this could have gone to something else,” Channel 4 crime analyst Ken Jefferson said.
Jefferson said Spooner’s behavior may have never stopped. He points to the challenges police likely encountered trying to solve such a bizarre crime.
“It could have been very difficult to solve because there was no personal contract, just the information the victims are providing,” Jefferson said. “There’s no traceable evidence unless he leaves something behind.”
Police were able to track down Spooner based on a tip and two composite sketches. Spooner was living in an inconspicuous place.
According to police, he lived on the base in Mayport but wasn’t in the Navy. He worked for a private company and lived on a ship as a merchant seaman.
Find out and get the details at WJXT News-4 in Jacksonville.