Brooklyn Park City Employee Charged with Lewd Conduct
A Brooklyn Park city employee has been accused of lewd conduct in his Brooklyn Park neighborhood with children present.
William Anderson, 53, is accused of exposing and touching himself in clear view on his front porch. Anderson is charged with one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count indecent exposure in the presence of minors, both gross misdemeanor crimes.
According to the criminal complaint, this is not the first time Anderson has committed such actions. Neighbors told law enforcement that Anderson had done sexual acts on himself outside his home “several times before.”
In the latest case on Sept. 13, a neighbor videotaped an incident involving Anderson and provided it to police as evidence.
During police questioning, Anderson requested that police give him a “pass” based on his position in the community, the complaint said.
Anderson is on paid leave with the city. He had been working as a senior program manager for the city’s Economic Development and Housing Division since March 2022, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The city released a statement saying it’s conducting an internal investigation to determine violations of city polices.
The following is the complete statement sent to CCX News by a city spokesperson:
An internal investigation will be initiated to determine whether any violations of the City’s policies or codes of conduct have occurred. Our employees are instrumental in delivering essential services to our residents, and we are fully committed to efficiently managing any temporary staffing adjustments to uphold service levels. We’re committed to serving the needs of our community and preserving the trust residents place in us. As we proceed with our internal investigation, we will keep the public informed of its progress to the extent possible, while respecting the necessity for confidentiality in personnel matters.”
Anderson is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 10.
The charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to 364 days in jail and a $3,000 fine.