TITUSVILLE, FL – Police have arrested a registered sex offender for allegedly exposing himself to a couple of kids in the toy aisle of a Florida Walmart.
Police say that 28-year-old Robert Walyus was in a Titusville Walmart last Saturday when he approached two children in the toy aisle and asked if he could touch them while his dick was hanging out of his pants.
One of the victims ran off and told her mother what happened and that she “saw his thing.” The mom witnessed Walyus adjusting his pants when she turned around and looked at him. Waylus managed to get out of the store before authorities arrived, but after using images from surveillance video, Waylus was soon identified and arrested at his home.
He was charged with with lewd or lascivious exposure to a child under 16 years old and is currently being held on a $125,000 bond. He may be facing more charges as detectives were able to link him to a similar incident at Titusville Publix last October.
But none of this comes to no surprise to the police who know Waylus, listed as a sexual predator on Florida’s sexual offender registry, as he has been in and out of jail for similar offenses for the last 10 years. Multiple news articles list previous offenses and dates, but here is what I have gathered so far… there may be more that I am missing.
In 2001, he was sentenced to three years, four months and 18 days in prison after being convicted of lewd-or-lascivious exhibition involving a person younger than 16. In 2002, he was found guilty of exposure of sexual organs and prostitution or lewdness and sentenced to nearly a year in the Orange County Jail.
In 2007, Walyus was convicted of lewd or lascivious exhibition and sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of masturbating in front of a girl eating in a McDonald’s. In that case, he was working as a janitor in the restaurant where the girl said he made eye contact with her and smiled while touching himself. McDonald’s Corp., along with a franchise owner, ended up paying the victim an undisclosed amount of money.
His current neighbors say they are aware of Walyus’ past; the women constantly on guard when walking the neighborhood while Walyus watches them through his window. They are wondering, as I am, if this will be the charge that finally keeps him locked up, or is it going to take him actually hurting someone before he is put away for good.Tags: Crime, Florida, masturbation, Robert Walyus, sex offendor, WalMart