BROOKSVILLE, FL – On Saturday, July 2, 2022 and again on Sunday, July 3, Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to two different locations within the City of Brooksville in regards to a male exposing himself. According to authorities, on Saturday, while at the Brooksville Cemetery, located at 1275 Olmes Road in Brooksville, a female citizen contacted the Sheriff’s deputies to report an Indecent Exposure.
The victim said while she visited the gravesite of a friend, she observed a male nearby, inside the cemetery, who was only partially dressed. The victim said the man had his pants down to his ankles and was fondling himself, as he watched her. When the suspect realized the woman observed what he was doing, he put his clothes on and fled on foot.
On Sunday, while in the U.S. Post Office, located at 207 E. Fort Dade Avenue in Brooksville, a female contacted the HCSO to report an Indecent Exposure. This victim said while inside the post office she observed a male, also inside, who said “hi” to her. The victim ignored the male and quickly left the building. While approaching her vehicle, the victim turned her head to be sure the male was not following her and while looking back, she observed the man with his pants unzipped and fondling himself. The victim quickly left the area and contacted law enforcement.
The investigation revealed, the suspect in both incidents was 28 year-old Daniel Ray Simpson. Warrants were obtained for the arrest of Simpson. Deputies made contact with Simpson on Wednesday, July 6 and placed him under arrest two counts of indecent exposure of sexual organs. His bond was set at $10,000, $5,000 for each count. Simpson remains in the Hernando County Detention Center. Upon release, he will be equipped with a GPS ankle monitor.