|Retired Priest Arrested for Indecent Exposure
September 2, 2010
A retired priest was arrested after police say he exposed himself to a park police officer.
The man, 71-year-old Chester W. King, Jr. of Converse, was arrested Tuesday in Olmos Park. According to a police report, King was driving around the park and approached an officer working undercover. After giving the officer a head signal to come closer, the officer said King exposed his penis and began masturbating.
The arresting officers said King told them he was a priest and occasionally visited the park before going to church.
King is charged with Indecent Exposure.
A spokesperson for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas confirmed King is a retired priest from the Diocese of the Rio Grande. The spokesperson told News 4 WOAI King has done some substitute work at several churches in the Diocese of West Texas, filling in for other clergy members who are on vacation. King was at the Diocese of the Rio Grande from 1982 to 2009 before he retired and moved to Converse.
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