A former county correctional officer on probation for lewd acts with a minor will be sentenced to six years in state prison after admitting Tuesday he violated his probation.
David Wayne Whitaker, 33, of Imperial was arrested Dec. 11 for indecent exposure after a 22-year-old El Centro woman identified him as the man who, while sitting in a pickup next to her in the El Centro Kmart parking lot Nov. 21, exposed himself while masturbating. The woman was sitting in a car waiting for her mother, who had gone into the store.
Angry, the woman wrote down the pickup's license plate number as the man drove away and then called police.
Whitaker, who had denied the allegation, admitted it in court Tuesday.
Whitaker was a county correctional officer until he was fired in connection with activities from July through October 1998 in which he allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl in Imperial County. The victim reported the allegation to her father when she returned home to Phoenix.