Booking photo for William D. Joyner (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)
LOGAN — A 54-year-old North Logan man has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of exposing himself inside a local store several years ago. William D. Joyner was given the maximum sentence after a judge learned there were similar instances during the past.
Joyner was sentenced Monday morning in 1st District Court. He was previously found guilty on one count of lewdness involving a child, a third-degree felony.
In August 2020, Logan City Police officers were called to the retail/grocery store after two girls claimed Joyner exposed and pleasured himself in the isle of the store. The children, ages 10 and 12-years-old, had reported the incident to their mother, who notified store employees.
Later it was determined that the 10-year-old did not actually witness the crime.
In an interview conducted by investigators with the 12-year-old girl. She described how Joyner had approached her in the toy department and exposed himself, while winking at her.
Following a two-day trial in April 2022, a jury found Joyner guilty.
During Monday’s sentencing, Joyner acknowledged his actions but didn’t provide any excuse for his actions.
Cache County Deputy Attorney Ronnie Keller asked for Joyner to be sent to prison. He said the defendant was a registered sex-offender and had previously been convicted for exposing himself to other young girls in Salt Lake. The crimes reportedly occurred at a playground and library.
Judge Spencer Walsh said Joyner had an impulse control problem and needs to be honest with himself about his attraction to children. He ordered the defendant to serve a term of zero-to-five years in prison, telling him to get help.
Joyner still has another similar pending case that reportedly occurred in 1993. He was ordered to appear again in court August 1, for a preliminary hearing, where a judge will determine whether or not prosecutors have sufficient evidence to bind him over for trial.