August 25, 2001
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Wilder, (863) 534-6299 or (941) 820-1198 pager
Dundee Police Officer Mack
Nathaniel Simpkins Arrested for Having Unlawful Sex with Two Underage
A Dundee police officer was
arrested early this morning on five counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity
with a Minor (Felony 2, FSS 794.05). Police Officer
Mack Nathaniel Simpkins of Davenport, age 24,
was booked into the Polk County Jail this morning at 6:00 a.m. and is
being held on $25,000 bond.
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives began an investigation yesterday
after receiving information alleging Officer Simpkins had sex with an
underage girl. Detectives interviewed two girls, ages 16 and 17,
both from the east Polk County area.
The 17-year-old girl advised she had sexual intercourse and engaged in
oral sex with Officer Simpkins at his residence in Davenport in late June
and early July, 2001. She had met Officer Simpkins when he had
stopped her for a traffic violation while he was working as a Police
Officer. She said that she continued to see the Officer around the
area, and they eventually exchanged phone numbers.
The 16-year-old girl advised she had sexual intercourse with Officer
Simpkins at his residence during early June, 2001. She advised
detectives that she met Officer Simpkins while he was investigating a
traffic crash in which she was involved. She said that they
exchanged telephone numbers. She said she was later contacted by
During an interview with detectives today, and after he was advised of his
rights (Miranda Warning), Officer Simpkins told detectives he met the
17-year-old girl after he issued her a traffic citation. He admitted
to having sexual intercourse and oral sex with her at his residence.
He also said he had sexual intercourse with her at her residence. He
also admitted to meeting the 16-year-old while investigating a crash and
that they exchanged telephone numbers. Officer Simpkins admitted to
having sexual intercourse with the 16-year-old girl at his residence.
The Officer admitted to engaging in sex with the girls on five occasions.
He has been charged with five counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a
Minor. The sexual encounters with the girls apparently occurred
while the Officer was off duty, according to investigators.