A Florida television station is reporting that former Congressman Joseph McDade has been accused of exposing himself in public.
Prosecutors in Florida say McDade exposed himself on Sanibel Island in Florida. The 76-year-old McDade has been ordered to appear in court.
Update from the TL:
Former Congressman Joseph M. McDade has been charged by Florida prosecutors with exposing himself in public.
McDade, 75, of Fairfax, Va., was issued a summons on a charge of exposure of sexual organs in connection with an incident that occurred on Jan. 18 in Sanibal Island, according to court papers filed by the State Attorney’s Office in Lee County, Florida.
The summons states McDade unlawfully exposed or exhibit his sexual organs, or did go naked, in a public place or on the private premises of another in a vulgar or indecent manner. The state Attorney’s Office did not release any further information regarding the incident.
McDade, a Republican, served in the 10th Congressional District from 1963 to 1999. McDade was investigated by the U.S. Justice Department on charges he accepted gifts in exchange for helping defense contractors win military bids, but he was acquitted of the charges in 1996. He chose not to seek re-election in 1998.