Man Arrested in Special Victims Unit Investigation

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators with the Special Victims Unit (SVU) have arrested a 45-year old man accused of fondling himself in public.

Julius McKie was arrested today and charged with Two Counts of Prohibited Acts in Public Places.

The alleged crimes happened on two occasions: July 2 at the 3800 block of Devereaux Road and July 7, 2020 at the 3600 block of Tomoka Road as McKie drove a blue Chevrolet Tahoe.

Both female victims say McKie committed the indecent acts while they walked down the road and he stopped to ask them for directions.

McKie is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC). According to judicial records, McKie has three prior convictions for Indecent Exposure.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.